Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Burton Albion (League Cup)


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Manchester United begin defense of their League Cup title tomorrow night with a home tie against Championship side Burton Albion FC. The 67 year old club currently sit 19th in England’s second tier, so Mourinho will have a chance to rest a lot of his regulars, and still likely come away with a very commanding victory over the Brewers in this one.

Mourinho has already confirmed that David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic will sit this one out.

Yet again the League Cup has been re-branded, as this year it will be called the Carabao Cup, having been deemed the EFL Cup last season, and the Capital One Cup the previous season. For the sake of clarity and consistency, let’s just call it the League Cup every from now on moving forward.

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Without further ado, here is The Sports Bank’s Man United starting XI prediction (4-2-3-1) against Burton Albion FC

Marcus Rashford

Anthony Martial       Henrikh Mkhitaryan   Jesse Lingard

Ander Herrera         Michael Carrick

Ashley Young      Chris Smalling     Victor Lindelof    Matteo Darmian

Sergio Romero

Odds: (via Odds Checker) United- 1/9, Draw- 12/1,  Burton Albion FC  33/1

Kickoff: 20:00 BST

Injury Report, match preview, team news: go to this link

Prediction: Manchester United 4, Burton Albion 0

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As always, feel free to post your own Man United starting XI prediction in the comments section, and to opine on any other formations that you’ve seen online.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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  1. l was hoping Luke shaw could return on the left so Young takes Valencia’s spot

  2. Shaw should start that game. 4-0

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