Marcus Rashford at the double as Manchester United defeat Burton

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Burton are a Championship side but possess undying ambitions when it comes to big games, the 19th ranked 2nd tier side have edged Oldham Athletic and Cardiff City to setup this mega clash with the Europa League champions.

United's defence has also been sound, though Burton's late goal - the first scored by a lower-division team at Old Trafford since 2011 - was a minor irritation and blemished an otherwise faultless home record.

United will now take on Swansea City in the fourth round of the League Cup, an event that's been around since 1960-1961.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has attempted to appease his first team player who are now not in the starting lineup saying that they would have their opportunity soon.

"Anthony Martial was good, Juan Mata was good, Jesse Lingard was good".

United and Burton have met in a competitive fixture just twice before, with both meetings coming in the FA Cup third round in 2006.

After making it four, United took their foot of the pedal and that gave the visitors some relief having had to work hard against their superior opponents.




That opened the floodgates as United entered the break 3-0 ahead, Rashford adding a second before Lingard got in on the act.

Man City, level with United at the top of the Premier League, were involved in the night's one all-Premier League tie, edging out West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns.

Leroy Sane was the City hero as he netted the victor, his second of the night, five minutes after Claudio Yacob had levelled for the Baggies.

Kenedy and the impressive Charly Musonda were also on target and Tendayi Darikwa scored a late consolation for Forest as the Premier League champions advanced to the fourth round easily.

But Mourinho was nevertheless proud of the way his side militantly killed off the game in the first half.

The experienced central midfielder will play alongside Ander Herrera.

Mourinho added: "No injuries, no cards, we won and they lost with dignity and had a positive performance, so I think everybody is happy".

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