Man United 3 Colchester 0
Manchester United 3 Colchester United 0, Old Trafford, English Football League Cup Quarter-Final, December 18, 2019. Five-times League Cup winners Manchester United beat Sky Bet League Two Colchester United by three goals to nil courtesy of a goal each from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial plus an own goal by ex-Gillingham defender Ryan Jackson.
Following a goalless first half, Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United the upper hand six minutes into the second half as he beat Colchester United goalkeeper Dean Gerken with an unstoppable shot from inside the penalty box. The Old Trafford side kept up the pressure and had their second goal of the evening five minutes later when Ryan Jackson put the ball into his own net before Anthony Martial added a third for the home side a minute past the hour mark with a right-footed close range effort. After comfortably overcoming Colchester, Manchester United would now take on neighbouring rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We dominated and created chances, but you are never sure until you get first goal. Colchester are a hard team to break down and they had goalless results against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.” Manchester United Team: Sergio Romero, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira, Mata, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood. Substitutes: James Garner, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Tahith Chong, Lee Grant. Colchester United Team: Dean Gerken, Ryan Jackson, Cohen Bramall, Luke Prosser, Tom Eastman, Harry Pell, Tom Lapslie, Brandon Comley, Luke Norris, Callum Harriott, Frank Nouble. Substitutes: Kwame Poku, Ben Stevenson, Luke Gambin, Omar Sowunmi, Jevani Brown, Ryan Clampin, Ethan Ross.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United defeated Colchester United two-nil at Layer Road in the third round of the League Cup on the eighth of November 1983 thanks to goals from Gordon McQueen and Remi Moses.