Manchester United are in action in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals this week when League One side Charlton visit Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag has taken both domestic cup competitions very seriously this season, with either representing an excellent chance to end a six-year trophy drought.
Here’s a look at the team he could send out to get the job done against Charlton…
GK: Tom Heaton – Ten Hag hinted it was a shame the veteran goalkeeper has missed out in previous rounds and he could get the nod over new signing Jack Butland here on the simple fact that the new signing is not yet well versed in the playing style.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Back from injury and also back in from the cold. Diogo Dalot still seems to be preferred overall, but it does seem there will be chances looking forward.
CB: Victor Lindelof – Proving himself to be a reliable back-up after filling in for Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire at various points this season.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – The popular Argentine was a regular starter in the first half of the season but has been brought back in slowly since the World Cup break. This could be his first start back.
LB: Tyrell Malacia – Rest for Luke Shaw and another opportunity for the hard-working young Dutchman to get another run out.
CM: Scott McTominay – His days as a United starter finally seem to be behind him amid the major upgrades in midfield during summer. But that doesn’t mean he can’t remain a valuable squad player.
CM: Fred – Has done when called upon from the bench in recent weeks. This, potentially a first start since November, could be his reward for that.
RM: Antony- Hasn’t actually started that many games in recent months because of injury and illness in the run-up to the World Cup and then Brazil’s relatively early exit. This could be an important chance to build some confidence against weaker opposition after already scoring on Friday.
AM: Christian Eriksen – With Bruno Fernandes suspended, this place might normally have gone to Donny van de Beek. But the Dutchman’s injury opens up the need for a slight reshuffle.
LM: Alejandro Garnacho – Made a decisive impact against Everton when he came on and won the penalty with a driving run that ultimately sealed the result.
ST: Anthony Martial – Missed a few chances against Everton and still needs to build both confidence and match fitness after an injury-hit few months. Ten Hag has faith in him, though.