Stoke City welcome champions Manchester United to the ritannia Stadium in what promises to be an enticing clash in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.
Where to Watch Live
The kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Watch the highlights of this game on Thursday at 12:00 am GMT on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.
Also watch the highlights of all the quarter-final matches on The League Cup Show at 11:05pm GMT on BBC One.
Mark Hughes' side come in to this game with a three game unbeaten streak which also saw them beat Chelsea 3-2 at home, courtesy of a last minute goal from Oussama Assaidi. The Welshman will hope for his players to step up to the league champions in order to lead Stoke to cup glory.
The Potters will look to cause another cup upset when they clash against the Red Devils with a place in the semi-final up for grabs. Stoke succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in the Premier League at Old Trafford after late goals from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez gave David Moyes something to cheer about in October.
Stoke required a penalty shoot-out against Birmingham City in the previous round of this competition while United brushed aside a hapless Norwich City to set up this quarter-final tussle.
United will look to build up on their two match winning streak that saw them achieve victory against Shakhtar Donetsk and Aston Villa in the Champions League and the Premier League, respectively. Moyes will hope to put behind a dismal start to United's league campaign and focus on continuing to fill the Old Trafford trophy cabinet.
What Managers Say
Mark Hughes: "You do have to be conscious of certain things over this period, because you don't want to burn out your players, but at the same time you want to win matches too – whether they be in the Premier League or in the cup competitions. Thankfully, we have a good squad here, and players who are desperate to play and desperate to do well for the club."
David Moyes: "Like at a lot of clubs, there is a transition happening at Stoke and they are changing. Mark is a very experienced manager in Premier League terms and he will put his own stamp on Stoke."
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W D L W
- Last result: Hull City 0-0 Stoke City
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L L D
- Last Result: Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United
- Injured: Robert Huth (knee)
- Doubtful: N/A
- Suspened: N/A
Probable Lineup: Sorensen; Muniesa, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters; Arnautovic, Whelan, Nzonzi, Assaidi; Walters, Crouch.
- Injured: Robin van Persie (thigh) and Michael Carrick (Achilles).
- Doubtful: N/A
- Suspended: N/A
Probable Lineup: Lindegaard; Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Buttner; Nani, Cleverley, Jones, Young; Welbeck, Hernandez