United To Host Middlesbrough In The Capital One Cup

Following last night’s victory against Championship side Ipswich, United will host Middlesbrough at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the competition.

Louis van Gaal proved he had learnt from last season’s mistakes, opting to field a strong starting eleven against lower league opposition, with a surprise start for youngster Andreas Pereira.

The 19-year-old Brazilian scored with a free kick from the edge of the box which kept Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski rooted to the spot.

It came after Wayne Rooney put United ahead in the first half, with on-form Anthony Martial adding a third in stoppage time, making it four goals in as many games for the French teenager.

Middlesbrough saw off fellow Championship side Wolverhampton 3-0 on Tuesday night, with Ghanaian international Albert Adomah scoring a brace.

It’s the first time Aitor Karanka’s side has made it to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup in three seasons.

The game will take place the week commencing 26th October.