Jose Mourinho Makes Surprise Admission After Carabao Cup Win Over Burton

And former defender Mills was clearly impressed with what he has been seeing from Manchester United's attacking players. Luke Shaw came on for his first appearance since April and had a goal disallowed after breaking into a good are. He created space for himself with a lovely turn on the edge of the box before unleashing a vicious shot which beat Connor Ripley in the away goal.

It was a professional performance and we played seriously.

"Because it's football, it's competition, we take it serious, of course it's not playing David or Bailly but if we go through to the next round these guys probably play and I give rest to others", said Mourinho.

Defending champions Manchester United coasted into the last 16 of the Carabao cup by beating Championship side Burton 4-1, with the Special One aiming for a record fifth triumph.

It is the fourth time in just seven games United have scored four goals in a game, following 4-0 wins over Everton, West Ham and Swansea. So, between the victory over Birmingham and Fulham in the last round, Burton Albion tied with Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, and also lost to Leeds 5-0. For the sake of clarity and consistency, let's just call it the League Cup every from now on moving forward.

The second-half was a much more even contest as the visitors had more of the ball but Martial showed his obvious talent for United to increase the score-line. He has already improved on his performances from last season and is expected to start against Burton.

Burton have faced Premier League opposition on three occasions in the League Cup, with the Brewers being eliminated twice and progressing past QPR in August 2014.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough couldn't have any complaints about the result as his team were outclassed! Not really, but they've got a confidence about them back at home. Despite making wholesale changes to their team, United are still able to field a strong side packed with quality players so I don't see them having any trouble tonight.

  • Leroy Wright