Manchester United and Manchester City’s ball numbers for the Carabao Cup round of 16 draw has been confirmed.
The Red Devils secured their spot in the next round with a comfortable home win on Tuesday night. Erik ten Hag’s men defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 thanks to goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial and Casemiro. It was a much-needed convincing performance from United after a disappointing start to the season.
Ten Hag did make some changes, but he is expected to take the Carabao Cup pretty seriously as he did last season when United won the trophy.
With the Premier League likely to be beyond the Red Devils this season, the Carabao Cup may be one of their best opportunities to win silverware, and they are already in the last 16. The same can be said for six other teams, including five non-Premier League teams, while there are nine more games on Wednesday night, including City’s clash with Newcastle United.
Pep Guardiola’s men have dominated this competition in recent years, and they will be aiming to steal it back from United this season, but they face a tough test straight out the gate.
Of Wednesday’s nine remaining ties, there are four all-Premier League fixtures, guaranteeing the presence of four more Premier League teams in the Round of 16, while four more Premier League teams in action against lowe league opposition and a tie between two Championship teams - Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City.
The round four draw will take place live on Sky Sports after Newcastle United and Manchester City on Wednesday night, and here are the ball number in full.
AFC Bournemouth or Stoke City
Aston Villa or Everton
Blackburn Rovers or Cardiff City
Brentford or Arsenal
Chelsea or Brighton & Hove Albion
Fulham or Norwich City
Lincoln City or West Ham United
Liverpool or Leicester City
Newcastle United or Manchester City