WHAT IS CARABAO?
18:35: After some extensive Googling, and a pair of computer-related tantrums, I will be able to divulge that Carabao is an energy drink.
It’s Thailand’s 2nd most up to date energy drink, within the again of every other beverage referred to as M-150 (which seems like a ballistic missile) and tastes like Calpol.
Apparently it’s on sale in England despite the fact that I’ve certainly not bought it during my 3am drunken raids.
18:30: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Swansea vs Manchester United from the Liberty Stadium.
It’s Carabao Cup night, as a result of of this all over the field other folks will also be asking two questions.
Firstly, what the hell is a Carabao?
And secondly, which fringe avid players will galvanize this evening?
I’m happy to say that I’ve the answers, and rather a lot further beside the point information to proportion with you over the next couple of hours.
Let’s get going!
SWANSEA vs MANCHESTER UNITED – PREVIEW
Roque Mesa gets began Swansea’s Carabao Cup tie at area to Manchester United this evening.
Mesa has started absolute best thrice since his £11million summer season switch from Las Palmas, alternatively Swansea head instructor Paul Clement confirmed that the midfielder will line up in opposition to United.
Renato Sanches (thigh) is unavailable after changing into a member of Wilfried Bony (hamstring) and Kyle Bartley on the casualty tick list, while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is set to be rested.
Manchester United Victor Lindelof will also be hoping his display in opposition to Huddersfield does not worth him a starting place this evening.
Lindelof didn’t galvanize after coming near for the injured Phil Jones during Saturday’s defeat and Jose Mourinho would possibly simply select to try Axel Tuanzebe.
Other changes are almost certainly for the last-16 have compatibility, with Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Matteo Darmian, Sergio Romero and Daley Blind all under consideration.
Swansea provisional squad: Nordfeldt, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Mesa, Ki, Clucas, Dyer, Ayew, Abraham, Mulder, Naughton, Fernandez, Britton, Carroll, Narsingh, Fulton, Routledge, McBurnie.
Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.