TOMORROW night the Brewers head to Old Trafford to face Premier League side Manchester United in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup. Here is all the information Brewers fans need ahead of the match.
Tickets for Burton Albion fans are on sale until Midday on Wednesday and coach travel is also avaliable at £15 a seat leaving the Pirelli at 4.15pm. Supporters wishing to buy tickets can purchase tickets online by clicking here. Fans that aren’t yet registered online will have to do so before making a purchase.
To enhance the atmosphere at Old Trafford for Wednesday nights Carabao Cup fixture against Manchester United, all visiting supporters that have tickets for East Stand Tier 2 will be re-located to Tier 1 in the South East corner. Any supporter that has a ticket will be able to use the same ticket to gain access and should head directly for the Visitors turnstiles at Entrance E30 (not Entrance E32 that is stated on the ticket). Seating in the away section will be unreserved due to this re-location and stewards will be on hand to assist and direct supporters to the relevant entrances.
Important information for supporters:
Burton Albion supporters should be aware that Manchester United operate a ‘no bag’ policy at Old Trafford.
Supporters that try to gain access to the stadium with a bag will be advised by Manchester United to leave their bags in a ‘bag drop’ area, although there may be long queues after the game to reclaim your baggage.
In addition to the ‘no bag’ policy, United have added no electronic devices
including laptops and tablets to the list of prohibited items for matchdays at Old Trafford as a result of the latest security advice.
Albion supporters should also be made aware that standing inside the stadium during the game is not allowed. Persistent standing in seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground. The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden.
Manchester United have advised us that long-term roadworks extending the Metrolink, making journeys to the stadium more difficult than normal. Allow extra time for travel or explore one of the numerous options via this link from Transport for Greater Manchester which has numerous options including park and ride, tram journeys as well as including prices by clicking on the link. Click here
Metrolink trams are not affected by the road closures and may be a good alternative for your journey. The closest tram stops to the ground are: Old Trafford, Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.
There are frequent tram services from Piccadilly, Victoria and Deansgate train stations and a designated walking route from the city centre.
Brewers team news:
The Brewers are without cup-tied John Brayford, Nigel Clough revealed in his pre-match press conference that Will Miller is sufferering from a hamstring injury but he expects Matty Palmer and Hope Akpan to be fit.
Manchester United team news:
Paul Pogba is expected to miss out after injuring himself against Basel in the Champions League. Defender Marcos Rojo and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic are out with long-term injuries. It is hard to predict what side United will put out against the Brewers with so many options all over the pitch.
The man in the middle is Graham Scott, Scott has refereed three times this season giving 11 bookings and one red card. The last time Scott officiated a Brewers match was against Bristol City in March when the Brewers drew 0-0 at Ashton Gate. Other officials on the evening are Richard West and Adrian Holmes who will be the assistant referee's and Mike Dean who is the fourth official.
Last time we met:
This will be the second time the two sides have met at Old Trafford with the last time being in 2006 in the Third Round FA Cup replay where the then Conference Brewers lost 5-0.
Goals on the evening for United came from Louis Saha, Giuseppe Rossi twice, Kieron Richardson and Ryan Giggs. Last time out the Brewers took just under 11,000 fans which at the time was the largest away following in a competitive fixture at Old Trafford.
Manchester United's form:
Jose Mourinho’s men have started the season impressively notching three straight wins in August with two 4-0 victories against West Ham United and Swansea City as well as a 2-0 win at Old Trafford to former Premier League Champions Leicester City.
September has seen United kick off their Champions League campaign against FC Basel with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. Their league form since the international break has also been good, they drew 2-2 at Stoke City and most recently a 4-0 victory against Everton.
Manchester United’s League Cup competition history:
United are the five times winners of the competition winning it in 1991-1992, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2016-2017. Being five times winners United are joint second behind Liverpool who have won it eight times.
Last season in the Carabao Cup for Manchester United:
Manchester United are the current holders of the Carabao Cup after beating Southampton 3-2 in the final at Wembley thanks to two goals from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and one from Jesse Lingard.
Third Round: Northampton Town 1 -3 Manchester United (Carrick, Herrera, Rashford)
Fourth Round: Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City (Mata)
Quarter Final: Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United (Ibrahimovic 2, Martial 2)
Semi Final (First Leg): Manchester United 2-0 Hull City (Mata, Fellaini)
Semi Final (Second Leg) Hull City 2-1 Manchester United (Pogba)
Final: Manchester United 3-2 Southampton (Ibrahimovic 2, Lingard 1)