Man Utd face Newcastle in League Cup contest
Manchester United host Newcastle United tonight in what is arguably the pick of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup third round clashes.
The home side are expected to utilise the depth of their squad, meaning the likes of Angelo Henrique, Nick Powell, Alex Buttner and David de Gea could all feature.
Midfielder Darren Fletcher is also likely to make his first start for the Red Devils in 10 months.
Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote could feature in the Old Trafford contest following their recent injuries, although Tim Krul and Danny Simpson won’t return to fitness in time.
The third round fixture represents both sides’ first involvement in this year’s competition as a result of their involvement in Europe this season.
The fixed-odds arm of online betting exchange Betfair makes Man Utd 40/85 favourites to win the match within normal time, with Newcastle offered at 21/4. The draw is priced at 10/3.