Match preview: Manchester United vs Burton Albion
Date: 20 September 2017
Kickoff: 00:15 IST(next day)/7:45 CET/15:00 ET
Broadcast: Sony ten 2 & ten 2 HD, Sky Sports, beIN Sports
Live Stream: Jio TV, Sky sports live, beIN sports live, ronaldo7.net
Venue: Old Trafford
Holders Manchester United begin their league cup defense against championship side Burton Albion at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s ruthless United set up their journey in the Carabao Cup by welcoming Burton Albion at devil’s ground, Old Trafford. The theatre of dreams which witnessed a flurry of goals in the league, total of 10 and none coincided at home, under new signing goal hungry Belgian Lukaku and assist master Henrickh Mkhitariyan is set to brace itself once again for another phenomenon evening. Also they are champions in this competition and they know to play in such a way that they will seemingly be unstoppable.
United demolished West ham 4-0 in the opener of the campaign. Then the same scoring was carried against Swansea and then more fantastic scoreline continued. A perfect start to the campaign with early hopes of winning the Premier League title also build up urge for more silverware this season which also include the Carabao cup. With team’s encouraging progress Mourinho had insist that his team will bring more confidence in front of goal. This fixture is also a certainty that José will make rotation in his squad. He quoted,”We don’t have 30 players, we have what we have and a couple of injuries right now with Paul Pogba & Tuanzabe. So we need some to be on bench.” He also said that he will take the game seriously irrespective of what the occasion hold.
Championship side Burton defeated Oldham Athelitic & Cardiff city to reach the third around, though they are struggling in the league having managed just six points from eight points. Manchester United will fancy three points as it is unlikely that Burton will advance to the next round of the competition amidst ruthless United.
Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly, De Gea and Valencia will sit out the game. Paul Pogba is sidelined for number of weeks with his hamstring problem. Axel Tuanzabe will also not be available.
Will Milner is out of contention due to his hamstring injury. Liam Boyce is also sidelined. However Hope Akpom and Matty Palmer set to make their return from injury
MANCHESTER UNITED: Romero, Shaw, Smalling, Jones, Young, Fellani,Herrera, Carrick, Lingard, Lukaku, Martial
BURTON ALBION: Bywater, Buxton, McFadzean, Turner, Warnock, Flanagan, Allen, Murphy, Akins, Sordell, Scanell