Manchester United v Burton: Carabao Cup preview

An in-depth preview of Manchester United's Carabao Cup match against Burton.

United have made an impressive start to the season, winning four of their opening five Premier League matches.

They also beat Basel 3-0 in their first Champions League group-stage game and are aiming to win the League Cup in consecutive seasons after their 3-2 success over Southampton in the final in February.

United and Burton have met in a competitive fixture just twice before, with both meetings coming in the FA Cup third round in 2006. Burton earned a 0-0 draw at the Pirelli before United cruised into the fourth round with a 5-0 win in the replay.

Burton are 19th in the Championship after a mixed start to the season and their boss Nigel Clough is under no illusions as to the size of the challenge that faces his side.

Burton will be without defender John Brayford, who is cup-tied having played for Sheffield United in the competition.

These two sides have never met in the league or League Cup but did meet in the FA Cup back in January 2006 - with Man Utd winning the replay at Old Trafford 5-0 after a 0-0 draw at Burton.

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Great news!


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1 year ago

Carabao cup baby! Love it!