26 Sep 2011

Manchester United gain favourable English League Cup draw

12:05 pm on 26 September 2011

The English football side Manchester United will visit Aldershot Town of League Two after the two were paired in the fourth round of the English League Cup.

Aldershot, halfway down the lowest tier of the Football League, reached this stage of the competition for the first time after beating League One side Rochdale 2-1 this week.

The draw produced five all-Premier League ties with Arsenal, last season's beaten finalists, at home to Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers meeting Newcastle United, Everton at home to Chelsea, Stoke City meeting Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers facing Manchester City.

There will be at least two sides from outside the Premier League in the quarter-finals as Championship teams Cardiff City were drawn to play Burnley in one tie and Crystal Palace and Southampton of the Championship were also drawn together.

The ties will take place in the last week of October