Manchester United will face Rochdale in the third round of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford this evening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad let the club down at the weekend with a poor 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United, the second defeat in a row at the London Stadium. After a lacklustre start to the season, something needs to change.
Rochdale manager Brian Barry-Murphy is seeking to overcome a poor period for his team after a relatively good start to the season. This match against United could come at the right time for him to take advantage of a club in dire straits right now. United, however, could look to build some confidence in this match, which is what they need to be doing.
Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Jones, Rojo;
Pereira, Lingard, Chong;
Grant; Lindelof, Williams; Mata, James, Garner, McTominay
Matheson, Morley, McNulty, Norrington-Davies;
Dooley, Williams, Rathbone, Camps, Keohane;
Lynch, Andrew, Wilbraham, Ryan, Bradley, Tavares, Thomas
United and Rochdale have met once in the history of both clubs. United won that match 2-0 which was an FA Cup third-round fixture played at Old Trafford on the 9 January 1986, before Sir Alex Ferguson managed the club. Mark Hughes and Frank Stapleton scored the goals in that match. United will need to show improvement in this match.