Three Manchester United players might get their last chance to impress Erik ten Hag vs Burnley.

December 20, 2022

Manchester United will move to within three games of a trip to Wembley if they beat Championship table-toppers Burnley in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford tomorrow evening.

Thirty-nine days since they defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage, courtesy of Alejandro Garnacho’slate heroics, United will be looking to pick up where they left off against the Clarets and keep their hopes of ending their trophy drought as soon as February alive. With Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur already out of the competition and the guarantee of one of Liverpool and Manchester City crashing out in this round, it is an opportunity that United ought to be grabbing with both hands.

The Reds, who last won the Carabao Cup back in 2017, defeating Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling final, are desperate to bring their trophy drought to an end, and this competition might offer them the best chance of doing so this season, such is the line-up of the clubs who are left. Manager Erik ten Hag, to his credit, has named as strong a starting line-up as possible in each of his 21 games in charge so far, refusing to ring the changes on mass.