Ratings: Martial the stand out player, Rashford made his mark in 4-1 victory

Manchester United beat Burton Albion 4-1 in the third round of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. It took just five minutes for Marcus Rashford to break the deadlock, assisted by Jesse Lingard. United dominated the Championship side, scoring their second goal in the 17th minute of the match, assisted by Daley Blind. Juan Mata hit the post, which was unlucky with Lingard getting a goal of his own in the 36th minute, which could be credited as a Burton own goal. United were 3-0 up and raring to go in the second half. Anthony Martial, a player who was unlucky himself, scored United fourth goal, assisted by Rashford who was soon replaced by Scott McTominay, unable to complete his hat-trick.

Luke Shaw made his return from injury having played three times for United U23’s, being pulled from Monday nights match to keep him fresh for this evening’s match. Shaw found the back of the net, it being disallowed for offside, which was unfortunate. United played three at the back in the second half, utilising both Matteo Darmian and Shaw as wing-backs, which worked for United. At 4-0 and with an added minute to play, United conceded the only goal they have conceded at Old Trafford this season through Lloyd Dyer with Joel Pereira, who replaced Sergio Romero in the 78th minute, conceding the goal, which was unfortunate.

Goals: Marcus Rashford 5′, 17′, Jesse Lingard 36′, Anthony Martial 60′

Assists: Jesse Lingard 5′, Daley Blind 17′, Anthony Martial 36′, Marcus Rashford 60′

Manchester United: Romero (J. Pereira 78′); Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind; Herrera, Carrick; Lingard, Mata (Shaw 46′), Martial; Rashford (McTominay 64′)

Substitutes Not Used: Jones; Young, Fellaini; Lukaku

Manchester United

22 Sergio Romero

The Argentinian number one played well, performed a few saves, one of which could have given Burton a chance to score, United thwarting the effort. Kept a clean sheet, although largely untested. Replaced by Pereira in the 78th minute.


Matteo Darmian

Darmian played much better at right-back, did what he needed to do during the match. Played a right-wing role in the second half as United continued to pressure.


2 Victor Lindelof

Got some more game time but still needs some more to get used to the English game. Played well but rarely tested, even with three at the back in the second half.


12 Chris Smalling

The England defender had little to do. Made a few clearances, was fouled but was deemed to have been the fouling player at a stage, which was strange. Did what he needed to do.


17 Daley Blind

The Dutchman was given the freedom to break forward, got an assist for Rashford's second goal. Played as a central defender in the second half with three at the back.


21 Ander Herrera

The Sopanish midfielder was back to his best against Burton, breaking up play and showing the important midfielder he is. Can he do it against the more high profile teams, which needs to be the case?


16 Michael Carrick

The captain played a role in the opening goal with Rashford hitting the back of the net inside five minutes. Controlled the tempo and dictated the player. Thought he may have been rusty, but did well.


14 Jesse Lingard

Played well, playing the ball into Rashford for the first goal and getting a deflected goal of his own, which may not be credited to him. He will have earned a pat on the back by Mourinho.


8 Juan Mata

The Spanish midfielder played in the number ten role, playing well and creating play. Unlucky not to have scored in the first half, hitting the post. Was replaced by Luke Shaw at he start of the second half.


9 Anthony Martial

Man of the Match for me. He was on every attack, played like a demon escaping from the gates of hell. Mourinho will have noticed that and he should be starting against Southampton.


10 Marcus Rashford

Two goals and an assist, not quite the hat-trick he would have wanted but he has shown tonight what he is capable of. Mourinho will have oved that just like we did. To think there were some so-called United fans who said the lad was nothing special.



23 Luke Shaw

Replaced Mata. Nearlt got a goal a minute or too into the half, but was flagged for offside. Not quite up to speed in terms of fitness but showed good signs.


39 Scott McTominay

Replaced Rashford. Played well with United changing formation and still pushing for goals. Was hacked down cynically at onestage which was uncalled for. With a little patience and he will break into the first team.


Joel Castro Pereira

Replaced Romero. Conceded Burton's only goal and failed to keep a clean sheet.


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