The chances of Erik ten Hag guiding Manchester United to silverware in his first season in charge still look decent after the Old Trafford club were pitted against Charlton Athletic at the third last hurdle in the Caraboa Cup.
Goals from Christian Erikssen and Marcus Rashford eased an experienced looking line up past Vincent Kompany’s Burnley while, tonight, the Belgian’s former employers on the other side of Manchester overcame Liverpool thanks to a goal from the underrated Nathan Ake.
Their reward for same is a joust with Southampton. The Carabao Cup Quarter Final draw in full is:
Manchester United vs. Charlton Athletic
Manchester City vs. Southampton
Newcastle United vs. Leicester City
Nottingham Forest vs. Wolves
Fixtures to take place in the week commencing January 9.