London, Oct 24: Aldershot, the lowest-ranked side left in the League Cup, could face the full force of a Manchester United backlash when the teams meet in the last 16 on Tuesday.
United was humbled 6-1 by fierce rival Manchester City at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday, its heaviest home defeat in the league since 1955.
United manager Alex Ferguson, who labeled the result “the worst in my history, ever,” has challenged his players to bounce back when they visit Aldershot, which is languishing in 15th place in English football's fourth tier.
Ferguson says “there's a lot of embarrassment in the dressing room. Hopefully they'll show that (reaction).”
Chelsea visits Birmingham in one of five all-Premier League matches.