Manchester United have been drawn in the cup for the twelfth time in a row, an event with the astonishing odds of 4,094/1.
The Reds were handed an Old Trafford date with Newcastle United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup in Wednesday night’s draw to continue a remarkable run dating back to March 2021.
All their FA Cup and Carabao Cup matches since then – with the exception of the two-legged semi-finals and neutral venue matches such as Wembley – have been at home.
The run is believed to be a new record in British football, eclipsing the 11 home games for League One Shrewsbury Town in domestic cup competitions between 2017 and 2019.
United last played an away match in the two domestic cup competitions on March 21, 2021, when they lost 3-1 at Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Manchester United have won a home draw in the domestic cups for the twelfth time in a row
Erik ten Hag’s team defeated Crystal Palace and set up a new home match against Newcastle United
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Since then it has been all home comfort. In 2021/22, the series started with a home match against West Ham in the Carabao Cup, which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
They were awarded home draws against Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, making it three-in-a-row.
Last season, Erik ten Hag’s team played at home against Aston Villa, Burnley and Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup and at home against Everton, Reading, West Ham and Fulham in the FA Cup, bringing the total to ten games.
In the current campaign, they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night in the third round of the Carabao Cup, before another draw at home to Newcastle.
It is a repeat of last season’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley, which Man United won 2-0 thanks to goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford.
The latest draw means United are in the middle of a series that will see them play seven of the eight games in their own backyard.
After goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro and Anthony Martial dumped Palace out of the cup on Tuesday, the two teams will meet again in the Premier League on Saturday.
United next host Turkish club Galatasaray in the Champions League next Tuesday, before the home game against Brentford.
Home comfort for United
September 22, 2021 – Carabao Cup Third Round – Man United 0-1 West Ham
January 10, 2022 – FA Cup Third Round – Man United 1-0 Aston Villa
February 4, 2022 – FA Cup Fourth Round – Man United 1-1 Middlesbrough (7-8 on penalties)
November 10, 2022 – Carabao Cup Third Round – Man United 4-2 Aston Villa
December 21, 2022 – Carabao Cup Fourth Round – Man United 2-0 Burnley
January 6, 2023 – FA Cup Third Round – Man United 3-1 Everton
January 10, 2023 – Carabao Cup Fifth Round – Man United 3-0 Charlton Athletic
January 28, 2023 – FA Cup Fourth Round – Man United 3-1 Reading
March 1, 2023 – FA Cup Fifth Round – Man United 3-1 West Ham United
March 19, 2023 – FA Cup Quarter-Final – Man United 3-1 Fulham
September 26, 2023 – Carabao Cup Third Round – Man United 3-0 Crystal Palace
TBC – Carabao Cup Fourth Round – Man United vs Newcastle United
United have become accustomed to home advantage in cup competitions
United’s last away game was a 3-1 defeat to Leicester City in the 2021 FA Cup quarter-finals
Just after the next set of internationals, on October 21, they travel to Sheffield United, but that is a rare match on the road because home games against FC Copenhagen (Champions League), Manchester City (Premier League) and Newcastle (Carabao Cup) are on the program to stand. to follow.
If United were to beat Newcastle and get another home draw for the fifth round of the Carabao Cup, the odds of thirteen home draws would be 8,190/1.