Jose Mourinho Makes Surprise Admission After Carabao Cup Win Over Burton

Lynette Rowe
September 22, 2017

Statistically last season, Herrera had his best game in United's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on December 11 when he created five chances, one of which was the assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan's victor.

A SECOND-string Manchester United side made light work of Burton to ease their way comfortably into round four. But if one day the manager decides to put me on the bench, I will be ready to help the team from the bench.

The experienced central midfielder will play alongside Ander Herrera.

Martial finally got in on the act on 60 minutes, slotting Rashford's pass beyond Ripley at his near post before Dyer become the first away player to score at Old Trafford this term at the death.

The England star told United Review: 'I think I'd like more goals and assists coming into play this year. Eleven Premier League sides remain in the Carabao Cup, and the next round will see three all-Premier League fixtures.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though - the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

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At the Hawthorns, City boss Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the 6-0 demolition of Watford, giving Yaya Toure his first start of the season, while Ilkay Gundogan, back from a serious knee injury, started for the first time since December.

There's a good feeling around Old Trafford again.

Burton, of course, do not represent the toughest opposition they will face this season, but a team can only beat what's in front of it, and United dispatched Nigel Clough's team without ever getting out of second gear.

They are now in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

Nobody pretends the competition is a priority, but it has never been so and doesn't need to be to remain worthwhile.

Given that League Cup ties are huge boosts for lower league sides, especially if they play against English football's elite, scrapping the tournament would be a big blow to those who earn big cash injections from facing such opposition.

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