Andreas Pereira
Andreas Pereira marked his full United debut with a superb second-half free-kick Getty Images

Manchester United will take on Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup clash at Old Trafford on 28 October, Wednesday.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. The Capital One Cup fixture between United and Middlesbrough will not be telecast in the UK.


United come into this fixture after a disappointing goalless draw against Manchester City in the derby clash at Old Trafford. Second-half substitute Jesse Lingard and defender Chris Smalling came close to scoring for the hosts in the final quarter of the match.

Louis van Gaal has seen his side without a win in the last two matches as they settled for a draw in both these fixtures. He would be hoping his side can seal a victory over the Championship outfit during the Capital One Cup tie.

In the third round of the competition, United defeated Ipswich Town 3-0 at home, where Andreas Pereira was on the scoresheet as he scored from the free-kick. He is likely to start in the round of 16 clash on Wednesday.

Stewart Downing
Former Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing returned to Middlesborough earlier in the summer Getty

Middlesbrough enter this fixture after their 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton in the Championship tie. They were without a win in the last three matches prior to that fixture and also failed to score in those fixtures.

Aitor Karanka has a tough task to score against a well-organised United side, who have conceded only two goals in all competitions at Old Trafford this season. A victory for either side will help them progress to the quarter final of the Capital One Cup.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "It is one of the top clubs in the Championship so it is not so easy. I am very happy with the result. I am happy we are playing at home. We are travelling a lot so it is good to stay at home."

Aitor Karanka: "In all my time here we haven't had a lot of injuries, but we have been missing Stuani and we now have Albert as well with his ankle. I don't know how he will be for Wednesday. Adam Forshaw has also picked up an injury as well. We will have to wait and see over the next few days."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 7/18
  • Draw: 41/10
  • Middlesbrough to win: 7

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five: D D W L W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City


  • Last Five: W L D L W
  • Last Result: Wolverhampton 1-3 Middlesbrough

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal claims bad luck in derby draw Reuters

Manchester United

Possible XI: Romero; Darmian, Jones, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Schneiderlin, Fellaini; Lingard, Pereira, Wilson


Possible XI: Konstantopoulos; Kalas, Ayala, Gibson, Friend; Leadbitter, Clayton, Fabbrini; De Pena, Downing; Nugent