Ireland midfielder David Meyler has welcomed the news that his Hull side will face off against Manchester United in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

The Tigers beat Newcastle on penalties on Tuesday and, after United’s 4-1 win over West Ham tonight, were paired against the 20-time winners in next year’s semi-finals.

“Nice easy draw for us!” Ireland international Meyler said jokingly on Twitter.

Hull are currently third from bottom of the English Premier League, while United sit in sixth place

Shane Long’s Southampton will face Liverpool in the other semi-final after they beat Arsenal and Leeds respectively.

The ties will be played over two legs, in the weeks commencing 9 January and 23 January.