CARABAO CUP PREVIEW | Man United v Charlton


Charlton visit Old Trafford on Tuesday night to take on Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter finals (8pm KO GMT).

Dean Holden’s men head to The Theatre of Dreams on the back of successive league victories against Portsmouth and Lincoln City.

The Addicks reached the last eight of the competition with a thrilling penalty shootout victory over Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion at The Valley in December.

Those not in Manchester on Tuesday can listen to live audio commentary on CharltonTV. Click here to get your audio pass.


Holden revealed Ashley Maynard-Brewer (concussion) was set to return to training at Sparrows Lane on Monday, while Chuks Aneke (hamstring) is still being monitored.

Joe Wollacott (finger) and Mandela Egbo (quad) remain sidelined.

The hosts will be without playmaker Bruno Fernandes, who is suspended having collected two yellow cards in the competition, and Donny van de Beek (knee).

Jack Butland could make his Man United debut after completing a loan move from Crystal Palace last week, though Jadon Sancho is unlikely to feature as the winger continues to work on an individual training programme at United’s Carrington base.


Man United currently sit fourth in the Premier League and come into the cup clash enjoying a seven-game winning run.

Erik ten Hag’s side earned a 3-1 triumph against Everton in the Emirates FA Cup third round last time out, with the in-form Marcus Rashford netting his fifth goal in as many matches.

The Red Devils opened their Carabao Cup campaign with a 4-2 win over Aston Villa before defeating Burnley 2-0 to book Tuesday’s tie.


Charlton and Man United have gone toe-to-toe on 59 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 10, the Red Devils 38 and the remaining 11 clashes resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two teams came at Old Trafford in February 2007, when goals from Ji-Sung Park and Darren Fletcher earned the hosts a 2-0 triumph.

Meanwhile, the Addicks’ last victory against United came at The Valley during the 1989/90 Division One campaign.


Jarred Gillett will control proceedings on Tuesday. The Australian official last refereed a Charlton fixture in February 2020 – a 3-1 reverse at Stoke City.

Gillett will be assisted by Neil Davies and Marc Perry, while Thomas Bramall is the Fourth Official.

The video assistant referee (VAR) system will not be in use until the semi-final stage.


The Addicks will be donning their white away strip in Manchester.


Please note tickets are no longer on sale for the last-eight tie and no tickets will be available from the ground on Tuesday.

Fans who have requested tickets for collection from Old Trafford will be able to pick up tickets from 4.30pm on Tuesday, January 10th. The away Ticket Office is based next to the main Ticket Office.

For more information on ticket collections, please click here.

Click here to view our Away Day Guide.

CharltonTV regulars Terry Smith and Greg Stubley will be providing live commentary from The Theatre of Dreams. Click here to get your audio pass.

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