Manchester United face a tough end to October with FOUR away games in a row after being drawn to play Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
The Red Devils narrowly booked their place in the fourth round of the cup with Wednesday’s penalty shootout defeat of Rochdale, who came so close to recording one of the biggest upsets in English football history at Old Trafford.
But United survived and were pulled out the hat with Chelsea, who eased their way into the draw by thrashing Grimsby 7-1.
The match will be played at the Blues’ Stamford Bridge home on October 29, which is a worry for United given it means their run of successive away games extends to FOUR.
The run starts on October 24 with a trip to Belgrade to play Partizan in the Europa League, four days after hosting Liverpool in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then visit Norwich three days later, before the trip to Chelsea another two days after that.
The run ends when United play Bournemouth on November 2 at the Vitality Stadium.
This means the Red Devils must host an incredible Liverpool team, and then play four away matches in just TEN days!
Man United’s tricky run of fixtures
The Red Devils face a tough end of October with four successive away matches in just TEN days after hosting Liverpool
- Man United vs Liverpool (Premier League) – October 20
- Partizan Belgrade vs Man United (Europa League) – October 24
- Norwich vs Man United (Premier League) – October 27
- Chelsea vs Man United (Carabao Cup) – October 29
- Bournemouth vs Man United (Premier League) – November 2
“That’s how it is,” the manager said about his run. “And we have got to make the best out of it – and I am sure we are because that’s the type of group this is, that’s the type of club we are.
“We are not going to say ‘argh’, we’re going to relish it and look forward to it.”
Despite United’s poor recent form, Solskjaer will likely be delighted to have drawn Chelsea in the Carabao Cup given how his side demolished the Blues earlier this season.
The two English heavyweights met on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and United secured a stunning 4-0 win at Old Trafford to get their campaign under way in brilliant fashion.
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