Jonny Evans, who has made his way through the ranks at United, has reflected on his experience of the League Cup. The competition is a great opportunity to give our young players some experience, as well as win silverware.

Evans was named captain for United in the competition last season, although it happened to be the game in the quarter-finals that saw us knocked out.

“Last year, I was captain of the team that got beaten by Crystal Palace,” Evans said. “Although I don’t like saying that! It was an honour to be captain but we lost that game. It was quite a young side we had out that night but I’m sure the manager will juggle it and make sure he picks a team that can win the tie. We won the League Cup two years in a row not that long ago, because it was along the lines of the manager giving the young lads a chance and, to be fair, he did stick with it all along the way. It was the first trophy I won at the club and he stuck with the young players that time. I’m 24 now and I just feel like I’ve gained a lot of experience over the last couple of years. Hopefully I can pass that on.”