Defending champions Manchester United face Burton Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Jose Mourinho is expected to name a heavily rotated squad with the upcoming Premier League and Champions League fixtures in mind. Club captain Michael Carrick is expected to make his first appearance of the season along with Sergio Romero and youngsters Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay.
Man United expected starting lineup against Burton Albion
For players like Victor Lindelof, Chris Smaling and Matteo Darmian, this game will represent an excellent chance to impress Mourinho and force their way into the first team. As Manchester United have an easy group in the Champions League, United’s squad players will surely get more opportunities to prove themselves on a bigger stage.
The left back position has been a concern for Manchester United with Ashley Young starting as an LB for the last two games. United fans will hope that Luke Shaw can finally put all of his injury troubles behind him and fulfill his potential. Although, Shaw has recovered from his injury, this game might be too early for him to be involved. Mourinho will be careful not to rush the former Southampton player whose career at Old Trafford so far has been derailed by serious injuries. Manchester United’ backup goalkeeper, Sergio Romero will also get to make his first start this season. Romero, who probably is the best backup goalie in club football was United’s first choice last year in the Europa League. But in the first game in the Champions League this season, Mourinho opted for David De Gea. So chances might be even rarer for the Argentinian this season and unless De Gea is forced out with injury, there is no way Romero could break into the first team.