Manchester United are one round away from the EFL Cup semi-finals, and they will fancy their chances against League One side Charlton Athletic, who aren’t exactly pulling up trees in the third tier. Erik ten Hag has made a solid first impression to the Old Trafford crowd in his maiden campaign so far, and he will want to mark his debut season in the dugout with something tangible to show for his efforts.
Wins over fellow Premier League side Aston Villa and Vincent Kompany’s Burnley have granted The Red Devils access to the quarter-finals, and they will know be looking to avoid a potential banana skin result against the middling League One side. Dean Holden’s side are currently 12th in the third tier, but have claimed the scalps of QPR, Walsall, Stevenage and Brighton to reach this stage of the EFL Cup.
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Man Utd vs Charlton match stats
Man Utd are currently averaging 14.5 shots per game in the EFL Cup this term, and Marcus Rashford will be hopeful of building on that tally next week. The England international is enjoying a stellar purple patch that has seen him net in his last five games in all competitions, including against Burnley in the round prior.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi will look to cause the damage for Charlton against Man Utd. The Crystal Palace loanee is Charlton’s top scorer in League One with six strikes, but perhaps more pertinently for this competition, he has completed the second-most takes-ons of any player in this season’s EFL Cup (seven).
10 Feb 2007 – Man Utd 2-0 Charlton – Premier League
23 Aug 2006 – Charlton 0-3 Man Utd – Premier League
07 May 2006 – Man Utd 4-0 Charlton – Premier League
19 Nov 2005 – Charlton 1-3 Man Utd – Premier League
01 May 2005 – Charlton 0-4 Man Utd – Premier League
The last time these sides met was back in 2007 when Charlton were still a Premier League outfit. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Alan Pardew’s men 2-0 thanks to goals from Ji-sung Park and Darren Fletcher.