United cup date confirmed

West Ham United can confirm the Carling Cup quarter-final against Manchester United will be played on Tuesday 30 November.

The mouth-watering match promises to be one of the biggest nights under the lights at the Boleyn in recent years, with the prospect of a two-legged semi-final for a place at Wembley awaiting the winner. The game will kick-off at 7.45pm and must be played to a finish on the night - so extra time and penalties is possible.

Selling dates to follow on whufc.com

Manager Avram Grant has a Wembley pedigree with Chelsea and Portsmouth, and believed this year's competition could have a hugely positive impact on his men.

"I believe in this team, I believe in this club. I believe if we do the right things, as we are trying, we will succeed. We're going forward step by step. When you want to build a winning mentality, you need to show desire and passion.

"For us it is a good competition. We wanted to be in the last eight after working so hard in the previous round before Stoke against Sunderland. Now we just want to be in the last four. A home draw is good."

With demand for tickets expected to be high, the club is offering a guaranteed priority selling period after season ticket holders and members to anyone who purchases a seat for the West Bromwich Albion match on 10 November.

To be eligible, fans must book in advance and retain their ticket stub - while anyone buying multiple tickets should supply the names for each seat. This priority chance for the cup will not apply to anyone paying on the day for West Brom.

All offers are subject to availability and tickets are selling fast for the arrival of the Barclays Premier League's surprise package this season, so anyone interested in being at the Boleyn for either game should move fast or face disappointment.

Draw in full

Arsenal v Wigan Athletic
Birmingham v Aston Villa
West Ham United v Manchester United
Ipswich Town v West Bromwich Albion

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