Carling Cup returns, and its Boro who face the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
United are expected to line out a weakened team based on previous seasons, and likely names to be in the mix include,
fitness after a knee scare earlier in the week.
United exited the competition at this stage last season to a tireless Coventry so
Fergie will be aiming to capitalise on last seasons efforts and return to the
feelings of 2006 when United last lifted the trophy.
The Devils have only ever got their hands on the Carling Cup on 2 occasions!