Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has warned his players to beware the Barclays Premier League's biggest bargain as they attempt to reach the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

The npower Championship side travel to Swansea in the last eight hoping for a repeat of their victory over top-flight opposition in the last round at neighbours Sunderland. However, if they are to achieve that, they may have to find a way to stop striker Michu, who has made a blistering start to his career in England.

The 26-year-old Spaniard, a £2million summer signing from Rayo Vallecano, currently leads the top division for goals scored having plundered 12 already, and that makes him a major threat to Mowbray's men. The former central defender said: "He plays in that 'ghost' position behind a striker, and who's marking him?"

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