Mourinho delighted with committed Man Utd in Burton win

Mourinho delighted with committed Man Utd in Burton win

Mourinho delighted with committed Man Utd in Burton win

Manchester United's defense of the Carabao Cup opened in fine fashion on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Burton Albion.

With virtually the final touch of the game, Lloyd Dyer scored a consolation for Burton, the first goal against United at Old Trafford this season.

Blind told United's website: "I think, if you have a big squad, the competition is high in the training sessions", he said.

"When the manager says to me: "Sergio, you're in the side for this game", whether it's the league or the cups, or whatever, I'm prepared to show that that he can still have faith in me because I'm in good form".

"Maybe we'd be fresher for European competition, for example". We played seriously. We gave no chances to the opponent.

Clough said his players enjoyed being underdogs.

It took José Mourinho's men only five minutes to open the scoring when a flowing move ended with Lingard flicking the ball into the path of Rashford in the box and the striker calmly chipped the ball into the net easily. It was precisely the start Mourinho would have wanted and Nigel Clough, the Burton manager, would have dreaded.

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The attacking duo, deployed together for the first time in the starting XI this season, each found the net at Old Trafford as United booked its spot in the fourth round.

As Mourinho will be aiming to rest some of his players and rotate the squad for the Carabao Cup, some of these players who are yet to feature for the Club this season will most likely be called upon to help United progress in the competition. Matteo Darmian kept the ball in play, chipped it into the box to Anthony Martial, who's acrobatic overhead kick was heading into the goal, only for Flanagan to get a crucial block to keep Burton in the tie.

Burton, 19th in the Championship, were killed off in the 36th minute when Jesse Lingard's shot deflected in off Ben Turner.

"We've started very well, we are playing very well, so I hope we can continue". His ball in set up Rashford for the first goal. Herrera, meanwhile, produced a typically tenacious display, making more tackles (five) and more interceptions (four) than any of his team-mates.

There was no let-up from Mourinho's men, with the impressive Martial brilliantly working an opening before having an effort saved.

"That's what we want to do - try to stand toe-to-toe and have a right go at them".

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