Live updates and analysis while Man Utd takes on Everton in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening

Manchester United are hoping for an early Christmas present when they face Everton in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to deliver his first trophy as United manager and build on a nice weekend win against Leeds with another win tonight

United wants to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time since 2008/09 and 2009/10 in consecutive seasons and beat Colchester United from the second division 3-0 in the quarterfinals of last season

As for the first team news, United will have to do without Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay after both injuring themselves over the weekend Solskjaer is also expected to make changes to his line-up with the likes of Eric Bailly and Juan Mata, to present yourself

A win for United tonight would mean a fourth semi-final in 12 months for them in the first week of January, a remarkably consistent record but one that has failed on the last four Solskjaer has spoken about the importance of having a trophy for his young team, and United is certainly overdue.The last time they went four seasons without a trophy was 1985/86 to 1988/89, the FA Cup under 1990 was overdue and they haven’t lifted their cutlery since May 2017 and the Europa League in Stockholm Sir Alex Ferguson sparked a breathtaking era of success Solskjaer might not have followed, but ending the trophy drought could still be key, which is why tonight is a significant occasion

Jesse Lingard will return to the Manchester United squad for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Everton as he is unsure of his future

Since beating Brighton in the fourth round on Jan. September stopped playing and is nearing the last six months of his contract despite the club’s option for an additional year

The MEN announced last week that Sheffield United is interested in loaning Lingard out in the January transfer window as he has only won two squads for the United Premier League game day this season

“Jesse will be in the squad, yes”, Solskjaer clarified. “He worked hard in training. He was unlucky enough to have to isolate a few times, be in contact or have close contact with Covid without it himself to have

“He was very unlucky to be off the training ground a few times. He works very hard and will definitely be added to the squad on Wednesday”

Carlo Ancelotti yesterday signaled his intention to name the strongest team possible, which Everton did in the preliminary round when they beat West Ham at Goodison Park, it’s unlikely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the same approach in United too European commitments this season, and Boxing Day is a huge game in the Premier League, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Solskjaer made more than seven changes to the side that beat Leeds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won all six of his away games in the League Cup, two with Cardiff City and four with Manchester United, three of the four with Man Utd against opponents of the Premier League – Chelsea, Man City and Brighton

Brentford and Man City are already in the last four, with either Stoke or Tottenham going to join them

Eric Bailly has insisted that he is ready to return to the Manchester United team ahead of the Carabao Cup quarter-finals with Everton

“I’ve gone one step at a time and I’ve trained well and I feel good. I’m very happy to be back on the team,” he told ManUtdcom

“In football these [injuries] can sometimes happen. It’s time to forget now. I’m fit, I’m so happy with how the team is doing and I’m training well. I feel strong and ready for my chance. to help my teammates

“When you come back from an injury and are in the squad, you know the manager has confidence in you,” he added. “Now I keep training well to get my body ready I know I’m ready to begin, but I’ll wait to take my chance and enjoy being back on the field ”

The quarter-finals of Manchester United’s Carabao Cup against Everton will begin at 8:00 p.m. CET and will be the last of four games to be played this week

Brentford beat Newcastle United and Man City beat Arsenal on Tuesday, while Stoke City will play against Tottenham on Wednesday before the game against United

The coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. immediately after the end of the game between Stoke and Spurs

United are trying to sign a deal for Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo for around € 6m4m)

The MEN believe the deal could include a 20 percent sell-off clause for Caicedo’s current club, Independiente del Valle

Although a report in Ecuador claimed the deal was “official,” a source privy to the negotiations said the MEN negotiations are ongoing

The draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with the broadcaster also showing Everton versus Manchester United

United will have to do without Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay in today’s Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Everton at Goodison Park

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed they will both be absent after injuring themselves in United’s 6-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday

Wan-Bissaka was injured in a tackle, while two-goal hero McTominay hobbled late after injuring his groin

“These two will definitely miss the game against Everton,” Solskjaer told Wan-Bissaka and McTominay MUTV

“Hopefully it won’t take too long you will be outside, but otherwise I think everyone is more or less okay”

Estimated United XI v Everton: Henderson; Willaims, Bailly, Maguire, Telles; Van de Beek, Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford

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