Our tie is one of four all-Premier League clashes, with Chelsea hosting Aston Villa, Liverpool travelling to Norwich and Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur reprising their recent Premier League fixture at Molineux.
We’ve met West Ham on three occasions in this competition, winning twice and being eliminated once. The most recent clash came at the quarter-final stage in 2016/17, when doubles from both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial helped us progress 4-1. That season was, of course, the last campaign in which we lifted the League Cup – our fifth success to date.
We also hosted the Irons in a fifth-round FA Cup tie last season, where Scott McTominay’s extra-time strike proved the difference.
United reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in 2020/21, only to fall to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the eventual winners. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the squad will be hoping to go one better when this year’s edition gets under way.