- 12Marc Wilson
Stoke vs Man Utd
Stoke City have reached the quarter-finals five times in their history, last progressing from this stage against Bristol Rovers in November 1971.
Manchester United have lost their last two quarter-final ties against Crystal Palace and West Ham United respectively.
In the Premier League, Manchester United are the only side Stoke City have faced more than three times and never beaten (P11 D1 L10).
The Potters have also conceded more goals against the Red Devils than against any other Premier League side.
Robin van Persie has scored in all three meetings with Stoke City as a Manchester United player.
Stoke’s last victory over Manchester United in any competition came in a home League Cup tie back in 1993 (won 2-1, but lost the tie 3-2 on aggregate).
Javier Hernandez has scored four goals in his last three League Cup games.
The Red Devils have scored three or more goals in four of their last five League Cup away games.
Stoke have won just one of their last seven League Cup games against fellow top-flight sides (D2 L4).
Kenwyne Jones has scored eight goals in his last seven League Cup matches for Stoke City.