Colchester United have confirmed the date for their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The U's announced on their official Twitter account this afternoon that the eye-catching tie would be taking place in Manchester on December 18.

All the quarter-final ties are set to be played in the week starting December 16, but the Red Devils have a Premier League game against Everton on the preceding Sunday so their clash with the U's has been set for the Wednesday of that week according to the club.

It is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm but the game will not be shown live on television in the UK.