Manchester United beat Colchester 3-0 in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals tonight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer moved closer to his first piece of silverware with the club.

Victories over Tottenham and Manchester City gave United a much-needed boost heading into December, but a draw at home to Everton stalled that progress.

United were meek and needed a penalty shootout to get past lower-league opposition earlier in this competition when Rochdale tested them at Old Trafford.

Colchester dumped Crystal Palace and Tottenham out this year, but second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial gave United a comfortable win in the end.

Relive the action on our LIVE blog with James Robson at Old Trafford.

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Man Utd lineup: Romero, Young, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pereira, Greenwood, Mata, Rashford, Martial

Subs: Grant, Jones, Williams, Garner, Lingard, McTominay, Chong

Prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Colchester

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