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Preview | Manchester United (A) - Carabao Cup Round Three

25 September 2019

Manchester United v Rochdale | Old Trafford, Carabao Cup Round Three, Wednesday 25th September 2019, 8pm Kick-Off

Dale make the journey to giants Manchester United in round three of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

It will be only the second time in history that the sides have met, with the last meeting coming in January 1986 in the third round of the FA Cup.

It is Dale’s first appearance in round three for eight years, having beaten Bolton Wanderers and Carlisle United to reach this stage.

Manchester United, due to European commitments, enter at this stage. They have won this competition five times in their history, the most recent coming in 2017.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Brian Barry-Murphy says Wednesday night's game will be an occassion to relish.

Click HERE to read what he had to say, or watch his interview in full on iFollow HERE.

 

TEAM NEWS

Barry-Murphy has confirmed that defender Eoghan O’Connell will miss Wednesday night’s game through injury. Listen to what he had to say on the Irishman HERE.

Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has confirmed that World Cup winner Paul Pogba will “get some minutes” on Wednesday night. Click HERE to read United's latest team news.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Dale fans can pay on the night at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Click HERE for full details on where and how to buy at the ground.

 

MATCHDAY ARRANGEMENTS

For full details on ticket collections, turnstiles arrangements, parking, bag policy and much, much more, click HERE.

 

OLD TRAFFORD

Manchester United have a detailed Visiting Supporters’ Guide to prepare fans for their visit to Old Trafford.

It includes details on how to get to the stadium, matchday information, safety and security, prohibited items, matchday snacks and more.

Click HERE to view it!

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 18/1 for Dale to beat Manchester United in 90 minutes. Click HERE for the full betting preview.

Make sure you select Rochdale as your favourite team on your Sky Bet profile, as Dale will receive 50% of any losing stake!

 

REF WATCH

Referee | John Brooks

Assistant Referees | Nick Greenhalgh & Philip Dermott

Fourth Official | Anthony Backhouse

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK and abroad can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. As this is a Carabao Cup tie, the match is not available to watch for overseas fans. The programme will start at 7.30pm.

Supporters can purchase a Match Audio pass for just £2.50! Click HERE to purchase yours.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates throughout the match on Twitter, and follow our behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story (@officiallydale).

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Match Reports

Report | Manchester United 1-1 Dale (5-3 pens)

25 September 2019

Rochdale drew 1-1 with Manchester United in round three of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford, ultimately exiting the competition via a penalty shootout.

Dale matched their Premier League opponents all the way, and despite the hosts taking the lead through Mason Greenwood, 16-year-old Luke Matheson equalised to secure the draw in 90 minutes, after a fantastic performance from Brian Barry-Murphy’s men.

The Dale boss made two changes from the weekend’s game at Fleetwood Town, as Jimmy Keohane and Aaron Morley came in for Eoghan O’Connell and Rekeil Pyke.

Dale settled into the game well, and although United had the majority of chances, albeit ambitious, Barry-Murphy’s side more than held their own.

World Cup winner Paul Pogba fired a number of efforts well off target, whilst also heading over a Greenwood cross from close range.

Marcos Rojo sent a number of efforts wide, whilst Dale stopper Robert Sánchez made a number of strong stops from Andrea Pereira, Jesse Lingard and Greenwood.

Lingard also sent a header onto the roof of the net, whilst Dale had moments of their own breaking forward, without being able to carve out a clear-cut opportunity.

However, Dale were inches away from breaking the deadlock seven minutes after the break. United Academy graduate Ollie Rathbone broke into the area and managed to reach the byline, before pulling the ball back for Callum Camps, who saw a first-time effort acrobatically cleared off the line by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The resulting corner was partially cleared as far as Camps, whose well-struck volley flew narrowly over.

Fred, Lingard and Pogba all shot wide for the hosts, whilst Sánchez saved well from Greenwood after he had been laid off by substitute Daniel James.

However, the United youngster did beat Sánchez in the 68th minute, pulling the ball back onto his left foot inside the area and firing low into the near bottom corner.

Camps saw a low shot held and Aaron Morley fired over, before Dale equalised through first-year scholar Matheson.

Rathbone was found down the left side of the penalty area, and he looped a ball up to the back-post where Matheson came steaming in, to volley home ten-yards out.

Greenwood and Wan-Bissaka fired off target as the hosts responded, and Sánchez made good saves from Fred and Pereira, as Dale forced a penalty shootout against their illustrious opponents.

Jimmy Keohane, who had been outstanding in an unfamiliar role of centre-half, was the unfortunate Dale player to have his spot-kick saved, as all other penalties from both sides found the back of the net, with James scoring the winner for United.

The players and staff went over to the fantastic travelling Dale fans, who responded with a standing ovation, recognising the superb performance from Barry-Murphy’s men.

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