All Powerful Super Being
- Jun 13, 1999
Date - Wednesday, September 21 2016
Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
Venue - Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
EFL Cup form guide
Manchester United : N/A
Northampton : WW
Northampton 0 : 3 Manchester United
Northampton 2 : 8 Manchester United
Manchester United 6 : 2 Northampton
Northampton 1 : 1 Manchester United
Manchester United wins - 3
Northampton wins - 0
Draws - 1
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out.
No major absentees.
Know the opposition
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.