After knocking off Swansea City on Tuesday night, Manchester United earned themselves a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Today the draw was made for the last eight. Simply put, it couldn’t have gone any better for Jose Mourinho. His side has been drawn against Bristol City, in an away fixture that’ll take place in December.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 26, 2017
These are the types of matches that gives Mourinho options. He’ll be able to rotate some of his key stars, while giving further opportunities to the likes of Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe.
For some reason, a lot of fans and managers don’t enjoy the Carabao Cup. Mourinho uses it as a huge positive. At the end of the day, it’s a major piece of silverware, and it gives us all a day out at Wembley to look forward to – if we make the final, of course.
As for our opponents, they beat Crystal Palace 4-1 to make it into the last eight, so they aren’t to be taken lightly. I was racking my brains as to when the last time United have taken on Bristol, and they haven’t played since 1920 in a competitive fixture. That certainly makes things interesting.