Manchester United will mark their 100th Carabao Cup competition on Tuesday’s semi-finals first leg against neighbors, Manchester City at Old Trafford.
According to manutd.com, the upcoming match is one of the biggest as the two local rivals do battle for a spot in the final.
United’s sojourn in Carabao Cup started in 1960 with Exeter City’s visit to Old Trafford when the Red Devils defeated the Grecians 4-1 after a 1-1 draw in an away leg.
Middlesbrough are the most frequent visitors, having visited Old Trafford six times for the Carabao Cup competitions. The match against Newscastle which ended in whooping 7-2 victory with Gordon Hill scoring a hat-trick in October 1976 remains United’s biggest win till date.
27 January 2010 records the highest attendance in the semi final game against City when Wayne Rooney’s header eliminated the Citizens and won against Aston Villa at Wembley.
United also won 2-1 against Bury on 18 November 1987 in a game that was played at Old trafford but actually called an away game due to the fact that Bury produced the match programme.
Old Trafford also hosted two league cup finals replays when Aston Villa beat Everton and Nottingham Forest defeated Liverpool in 1977 and 1978 respectively.
The highest goalscorer for United so far in the competition is is Brian MacClair who scored 13 goals, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory against Rotherham United in 1988.
In all, the Red Devils have won 74% of the games, scoring 208 goals and conceded 82 with 52 different opponents at Old Trafford.