Capital One Cup: Manchester United vs Middlesbrough

DATE

Wednesday 28th October, 2015 (GMT 20:00)

LAST MEETING

May 2, 2009 (Riverside Stadium): Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester United

KEY STATS

  • The Red Devils, four times winners of the competition, have progressed from the fourth round on five of the last six occasions they’ve reached this stage, losing only to Chelsea in a thrilling 5-4 defeat in 2012/13
  • Boro have also progressed from the fourth round on six of the last seven occasions, last doing so in 2012/13 when they reached the quarter-final
  • Man United have never lost a home fourth round tie, winning twelve and drawing two (which went to replays and second replays)
  • Boro striker Cristhian Stuani has scored four goals in two League Cup appearances this season
  • These two sides have met in five ties previously in the League Cup, including the semi-final in 1992. They most recently met in the competition in 2008/09, with Man United winning 3-1 at Old Trafford in the third round

TEAM NEWS

Antonio Valencia will be the only absentee for the Reds due to the foot injury he picked up over the weekend against Manchester City

Boro will miss the services of Stuani, Albert and Adam Forshaw.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Schneiderlin, Fellaini; Lingard, Pereira, Wilson

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

PREDICTION: Manchester United WIN

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