League Cup Third Round

Northampton 1:3 Manchester United

Northampton 1:3 Man Utd

Sixfields Stadium

Date:
Wed, 21 September 2016
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7:45 pm BST
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  1. Sep 18, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]

    Date - Wednesday, September 21 2016
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - Sixfields Stadium, Northampton


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    EFL Cup form guide

    Manchester United : N/A

    Northampton : WW


    Previous Meetings

    Northampton 0 : 3 Manchester United

    Northampton 2 : 8 Manchester United

    Manchester United 6 : 2 Northampton

    Northampton 1 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 3
    Northampton wins - 0
    Draws - 1


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho

    N/A

    Rob Page



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out.

    Northampton

    No major absentees.


    Know the opposition

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    Northampton Town Football Club (nicknamed The Cobblers - a reference to the town's historical shoe-making industry) are a professional football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire; and were founded in 1897, after meetings between the town’s schoolteachers and local solicitor A.J. Darnell, and joined the Football League in 1921 in the Third Division of English football. After decades of seesaw performances in the lower divisions (including the 'memorable' defeat to Manchester United where George Best scored 6 goals) and being the record holder for the shortest time taken to be promoted from the bottom tier to the top tier and relegated back down to the bottom again, in the space of nine years - Northampton Town entered a new, more successful era when they moved to their current stadium from County Ground. Their recent form is particularly good - before the weekend, they were undefeated in 31 games. Northampton's most prominent rivals are Peterborough United; and they have been playing their home games at Sixfields Stadium since 1994.


    Referee

    Stuart Attwell.​

    KEY MOMENTS

    1. Starting line-ups
  2. Sep 18, 2016
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Romero
    Darmian TFM Blind Rojo
    Herrera Schneiderlin
    Young Mata Memphis
    Rashford

    2-0 win
  3. Sep 18, 2016
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    I wouldn't give any of them the night off after that.

    We need to find our best team fast and play it consistently.
  4. Sep 18, 2016
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    van Persie Full Member

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    Hopefully we can string a few passes together against a League One side
  5. Sep 18, 2016
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    kps88 Full Member

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    At least the losing run will come to an end. Right? :nervous:
  6. Sep 18, 2016
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Got MK Dons written all over it. 4-0.
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    An Irish Red New Member

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    Rooney might not look out of place here; Northampton are about his level.
  8. Sep 18, 2016
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    I honestly couldn't give any less of a shit about this game.
  9. Sep 18, 2016
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    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    :lol: 5-0
  10. Sep 18, 2016
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    They'll take revenge for Southampton.
  11. Sep 18, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    Can we just play some good fecking football please.
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    Think this will be a difficult game but we'll come out of it with our heads held high in a turbulent time for the club.








    2-1 Northampton.
  13. Sep 18, 2016
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Hate to say this but this is a low priority game. Not sure more games in our schedule will help things.
  14. Sep 18, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Mkhitaryan still out I assume?
    Romero
    Fosu Mensah - Smalling - Blind - Darmian
    Herrera - Carrick
    Young - Mata - Lingard
    Rashford

  15. Sep 18, 2016
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    Absolutely agree.
  16. Sep 18, 2016
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    Sam M New Member

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    Yeah, I can see another complete disaster in the making. Against a shit, alehouse rugby team from a no mark town, with their footballing jujitsu, small, cramped stadium, officials perfectly content to allow their thuggery unchecked, us in disarray.

    Shit.
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    K2K Full Member

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    :lol:

    That made me laugh at least.
  18. Sep 18, 2016
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    Feed Me I'm hungry

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    5-0.
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    K2K Full Member

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    This has the hallmarks of a terrible night.

    Should probably avoid watching it but I can't.
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    Raw Full Member

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    We'll win 5-0 with Rooney scoring 4 and he'll never get dropped again.
  21. Sep 18, 2016
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    WyoManU Full Member

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    You can't really be filled with confidence, can you?>
  22. Sep 18, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Don't care, end the season now so we can throw and 200m at our problems and see how the next 6 games of next season go

    Rinse and repeat
  23. Sep 18, 2016
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    3:45 am JST.
    Maybe I can't get up for this. It is a very busy day.
  24. Sep 18, 2016
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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    5-0 :lol::nervous:
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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    I like to see TFM, Tuanzebe and at least 3 more youngsters to mix it up with Memphis and Morgan. We may lose but we need to blood in some youngsters. Thats the Manchester United way (in the League cup).

    But please no Rojo.
  26. Sep 18, 2016
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    izec Full Member

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    We will lose, no doubt. Our players are just fannies and will shrink
  27. Sep 18, 2016
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    pjaya Full Member

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    0-0 draw and match to be replayed
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    De Gea

    Fosu-Mensah
    Smalling
    Blind
    Shaw

    Carrick
    Herrera
    Pogba

    Mata
    Ibrahimovic
    Rashford

    Bailly the only one I'd really give a rest to.
  29. Sep 18, 2016
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    4 losses in a row? Very possible imo. I would expect our 2nd team to play (whoever that is).

    Predicted Line-up:

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    20. Romero

    36. Darmian 3. Bailly 17. Blind 5. Rojo

    21. Herrera 16. Carrick 28. Schneiderlin

    8. Mata 19. Rashford 7. Memphis
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    Bench:
    51. Johnstone, 12. Smalling, 24. Fosu-Mensah, 27. Fellaini, 14. Lingard, 18. Young, 9. Ibrahimovic
    Not even going to predict a score. If we win I'll be happy.
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    :lol: at the predictions so far
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    Mister_Stubbs New Member

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    We need a confidence boost, the plan being win the game and score a handful of goals as well.

    DDG, TFM, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Pogba, Mata, Memphis, Rashford.

    In reality it'll be a nervy game which we'll scrap 1-0.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Our U-23 are not great at the moment. The last thing we need is another hiding.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Players need to play themselves into form and second rate competitions now come into significance due to our league form so play the strongest side possible whatever that is
  34. Sep 18, 2016
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    TheGame Full Member

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    Bring back BFS please.
  35. Sep 18, 2016
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    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    Rooney will score and will 'be back'.
  36. Sep 18, 2016
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Feck playing fringe players. Mourinho needs to play a team he will play in the premier league. Six points behind City now. No time for experimenting. We're like 6 games in, for feck sake.

    He needs to have the:

    Right balance
    Formation
    Players

    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Shaw
    Carrick
    Fellaini Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial

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    TheGK Full Member

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    What are you talking about? They've just gone on a 31 game unbeaten streak, getting promoted in the process, and play decent football. Save your outdated cliches.
  38. Sep 18, 2016
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    PaulRich Full Member

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    Didn't Northampton turn the scousers over at Anfield a few years back. Food for thought. Take this lightly at our peril.
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    Ban Full Member

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    3-1 Northampton.
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    I'd like to see Carrick/schneiderlin with pogba and herrera. Drop rooney and fellaini and just see how it plays.

    this is a perfect game to change things up.
  41. Sep 18, 2016
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    littlepeasoup Full Member

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    Really think we need to play the strongest team possible. This first-string needs more time together, and a thumping result would do wonders for some fragile confidences.

    That being said, Northampton have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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