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Manchester United's Rooney and Hernandez react during their English Premier League match against Manchester City in Manchester. REUTERS

Manchester United will have a perfect opportunity to put their derby day embarrassment behind them when they travel to Aldershot Tuesday night for their Carling Cup fourth round clash.

Sunday's 6-1 humiliation was their heaviest defeat at Old Trafford in 81 years and Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping for a swift response at the Ebb Stadium this evening.

The United manager is expected to field a similar side to the one that beat Leeds 3-0 in the last round as they look to book they place in the quarter-finals.

"At the moment, I've got a really strong squad," he told MUTV. "We took 23 players to Romania with us and left Rio [Ferdinand] behind because we weren't planning to use him in that game.

"It'll be similar to what we did at Leeds, really. All [the youngsters] will be travelling with us."

Ferguson also confirmed Michael Owen would start for United after the striker scored twice in the win at Elland Road. The former England international insists the 2009 cup winners will not be taking Tuesday's clash lightly.

"It's a competition we want to do well in," he told MUTV. "We've done quite well in the Carling Cup over the years and we want to progress and win a trophy. That's the end game."

The only time the two sides have met before was in a League Cup tie back in 1971, when George Best, Brian Kidd and Denis Law helped United to a 3-1 win.

Aldershot enter tonight's match brimming with confidence after they ended a five-match losing streak with a 5-2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend.

The League Two side edged past Rochdale at home in the third round and manager Dean Holdsworth will hope a capacity crowd at the EBB Stadium can spur his side towards a famous cup-upset.

"I'm proud, we're honoured. It's a big privilege for us to be hosting Manchester United," he said.

"We've had a fantastic run and we've earned it. We've worked tirelessly behind the scenes and we hope to do ourselves proud on the evening. It's a big boost for us financially.

"It's a great challenge for us and we're looking forward to it."