Manchester United v Burton Albion

Manchester United started their defence of Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening in ideal fashion as they comfortably dispatched their Championship opponents Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Martial first provided an incredible assist for Jesse Lingard in the 35th minute as Manchester United tucked away their third goal.

The English Football League Cup which is now called the Carabao Cup was manager Jose Mourinho's very first trophy as a United manager.

Burton, of course, do not represent the toughest opposition they will face this season, but a team can only beat what's in front of it, and United dispatched Nigel Clough's team without ever getting out of second gear.

"In my case I've won it four [times] with two different clubs".

Manager #Jose Mourinho named a relatively strong side before kick-off, perhaps signalling his intentions for this year's competition, and the Red Devils were an obvious class above their opponents.

Manchester United also generated record operating profits of £80.8m, which represents a rise of 17 per cent on the prior year. Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition for example.

On the whole, a satisfying result for Jose Mourinho!

While Rooney was club captain last season, Manchester United's all time top scorer was little more than a squad player for Mourinho and didn't feature in most of the big games last term. "But we have this competition, we have to respect the sponsors, we have to respect the opponents and a lot of us are trying to do our best".

"I think he played every match, some starting, some from the bench".

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That is the fourth time in eight games this season United have hit four - although Lloyd Dyer pulled back a consolation in the final seconds.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Bent said: "That's when we're going to find out how good they really are".

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