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‘Change the Carabao Cup to the Man City Cup.’ Man United and Man City fans react to Carabao Cup draw

The Carabao Cup quarter-final draw was done this morning. The Football Manc Cave is looking at the reactions from Man City and Man United fans.

Man City and Man United have both made it to the quarter final of the Carabao Cup.

This comes after Man United beat Chelsea last night. Man City also managed to win against Southampton.

Now Man United will face Colchester United at Old Trafford. Man City will be travelling to Oxford United.

We are looking at fan reactions after the draw was done this morning…

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‘Rashford can’t score a penalty or free kick until he plays us.’ Chelsea fans react to their Carabao Cup loss to Man Utd

Man Utd Rashford

Chelsea faced Man United last night in the Carabao Cup. Unfortunately, Frank Lampard’s side lost 2-1. Here are your reactions

Chelsea gave a penalty away to give Marcus Rashford his first goal of the night.

Luckily, Batshuayi managed to equalise. However, Marcus Rashford gave one of the best goals fans have seen in a long time.

He managed to score a free-kick from distance. Even Frank Lampard admitted that there was no stopping it.

Now Chelsea is out of the competition. However, at least it gives the young players time to focus on the Premier League.

Here are Chelsea fans reactions…

‘Stamford Bridge is our new training ground.’ Man United fans react to their win

Man Utd Rashford

Last night, Man United played Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devil’s managed to win 2-1 and here’s your reactions.

There’s a clear difference since the start of the season to now for Man United. Their form is a little better.

Last night, fans weren’t sure who would win. Would Chelsea’s youngsters be enough to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side?

Well, the answer was no. A Marcus Rashford penalty put Man United 1-0 up. Even though Chelsea did manage to get one back, there was no stopping Rashford’s free kick that went straight in.

Here’s your reactions…

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2 positives Man City will take away from the Carabao Cup win

Man City faced Southampton last night in the Carabao Cup. Here’s two positives that they will be able to take from the game.

Pep Guardiola’s side managed to win 3-1 last night.

Arguably, the second half was worse than the first for the blues. However, they can still take some positives from the game.

For example, Southampton only scored after Man City had already scored 3. However, Guardiola would have appreciated a clean sheet.

Here are two positives that the side will get to reflect on…


The Man City player hasn’t had the best start to the season. He even was on the bench in a couple of games and other options were used.

However, last night he headed home the first Man City goal. This proves that resting him has had an impact on his performance.


Another positive from last night is the talent in the team coming out of the young players.

Phil Foden, Eric Garcia and Tommy Doyle were all in the starting line up and managed to impress. It looks like this could be the new generation of Man City footballers.

Man United’s front 3 should line up like this tonight

Man United face Chelsea tonight in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The Football Manc Cave are picking out the three players who should be up front.

Man United’s recent form has been a little bit better than the start of the season. However, they face an impressive Chelsea side tonight and both will be looking to win.

If Man United want to win, they need to put out a strong attacking team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeps on putting young players into his starting line up. However, tonight it will be about the experienced members of the squad.

Front 3

Solskjaer should start Martial up front with Lingard on the right wing and rashford on the left.

This is the most effective and experienced trio that Man United currently have. However, there will be younger options on the bench if Solskjaer needs to change things up.


The young Talent at Man United is proving to be be on another level.

Chelsea also have young talented players who Frank Lampard has had to rely on all season. However, Man United have the likes of James Garner, Brandon Williams and Scott Mctominay.

2 Man City fringe players that need game time tonight against Southampton

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Man City play Southampton tonight in the Carabao Cup. The Football Manc Cave are picking two players who should get some game time tonight.

Man City will be more focused on Premier League football rather than Cup Competitions at this time.

Even though Pep Guardiola tries to win all competitions, tonight might give him a chance to give some game time to some out of favour players.

However he will not want to lose the game after the poor results that Man City have already faced this season.

With that in mind, here are two players who should get a chance at trying to impress tonight…

Eric Garcia

The 18 year old has really impressed in past cup game fixtures. He’s been on the bench a lot in Premier League games but he’s not been given a real chance.

However, that could change for the youngster tonight. Fernandinho was sent off against Aston Villa which opens up a defensive position.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden has been featured in quite a few Premier League games recently but has been brought on as a substitute pretty late on.

Fans always argue that Foden is more than just a Carabao Cup player. However, he could be the man to take over in midfield next year from David Silva. Therefore, this is a perfect opportunity for some game time for the youngster.

Man United & Man City go head-to-head for Rochdale star youngster

According to the Daily Star, both Manchester sides are going after Luke Matheson. Although, it looks like Man United and Man City might not be the only Premier League sides after the teenager.

The England Under 18’s defender made his League debut at aged just 15.

He’s now attracting interest from across the Premier League.

Apparently, the list of scouts from top flight clubs going to watch the youngster is getting longer every week. Rochdale now fear that they might not be able to keep hold of the teenager past January.

Man United fans will remember his name mainly because he scored against them in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford.

Man City

Machester City would want to add him to the youth ranks and help him develop.

Pep Guardiola is apparently a fan of the teenager and he has an eye for spotting talent.

Man United

Man United are looking for young Talent as they are also interested in developing youth players.

They’ve also been known for trying to sign younger players rather than more experience ones.


However, something Rochdale can offer the 17-year old is game time.

Matheson can’t be guaranteed weekly football with top flight clubs yet but Dale can. That might be enough to keep the teenager a little longer.

It’s clear that BBM & Rochdale needs to strengthen this area in January

Brian Barry-Murphy started off this season looking promising. Some performances have recently taken a back seat. Now there’s a talking point of which part of the squad needs improving.

Rochdale currently sits at 19th on 10 points. However, at that early stages of this season, the performances looked good enough. Especially with Brain Barry-Murphy being new to the role.

Even though Dale started off the season suffering losses, they were still looking effective and were scoring goals. Since then, it has been a bit up and down. For example, they beat Southend one week 3-0 and then lost to Peterborough 6-0.

One of the highlights of the season so far was when they managed a draw with Man United in the Carabao Cup. They went on to get knocked out on penalties but it was a brilliant attempt from the squad.

To keep earning points and making sure performances are tight, this is the area that BBM should work on in January…


When Rochdale do concede, it seems to be a fair few that get past them. Fans have recently been commenting on how there’s a lot of pressure on 17-year-old Luke Matheson.

He’s a fan favourite for his goal against Man United. However, he’s very young to have such a role and be expected to keep up with League One football.

Brian Barry-Murphy clearly agrees as he has recruited an experienced defender. Paul McShane has joined the side for a short term.

While he’s experienced and self admittedly ready to lead the back four, he only has a contract until January. Hopefully, he will be able to guide the defence in his time with the Dale. The manager will then have to find someone who can pick up where he left off, in January.

Fans react over Carabao Cup draw – ‘Tough draw again for Man City…the run continues’

There are some huge ties to come in round four of the Carabao Cup. The standout ties are undoubtedly Chelsea vs Manchester United and Liverpool vs Arsenal.

The two last ranked teams Colchester United and Crawley Town will face each other, with one guaranteed to reach the quarter-final. While Oxford United will host Sunderland after both knocked out Premier League opposition in the third round.

Manchester City will be favourites to win the cup again, after drawing Southampton at home. Wolves will face Aston Villa at Villa Park, in a Midlands derby.

Let’s see how everyone reacted to the draw…

Rochdale fans react – ‘Luke Matheson….what a guy! Up the Dale!’

Rochdale played brilliantly to take Manchester United to penalties in the third round of the Carabao Cup. United eventually saw off The Dale’s valiant challenge, as they won 5-3 in the shootout.

The away side arrived full of confidence and with the belief, they could cause an upset. In a game of few chances, it was Rochdale that came closest to taking the lead. Callum Camps shot goal-wards, however, Aaron Wan-Bissaka cleared off the line.

United took the lead in the second half thanks to Mason Greenwood. The 17-year-old star finished well with his left foot. Then, 16-year-old schoolboy, Luke Matheson scored a superb volley to take The Dale to penalties and send their travelling support into raptures. Matheson is back in school today, what a story.

Although Rochdale didn’t win, it was an immense effort that everyone at their club can be proud of. Let’s see how they reacted…

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