Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

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The Saints will have their task cut out against a United side which has conceded only two league goals this season.

The United boss spoke in the build-up about taking Burton seriously, but the nine alterations made by Nigel Clough allowed the hosts to ease through as Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial goals complemented Rashford's double in a 4-1 win.

Mourinho made nine changes from the team which beat Everton on Sunday, but there was still plenty of experience in his team - with substitutes Scott McTominay and Joel Pereira the only unfamiliar names in the 18-man squad.

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.

Rashford now has 24 goals in 79 appearances for United and also opened up his competitive global account for England, earlier this month when he scored the victor during England's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, at Wembley.

Man City, level with United at the top of the Premier League, were involved in the night's one all-Premier League tie, edging out West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns.

United travel to the St Mary's off the back of another impressive performance, this time against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Majority will never have dreamt that Burton Albion would ever score at Old Trafford. Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition for example.

Manchester is leading from the front, City and United setting the pace and already suggesting we may well be looking at a two-horse race for the Premier League title.

The Red Devils are obvious favourites to claim yet another win at the best odds of 8/11.

Lloyd Dyer got one back for Burton in stoppage-time.

"I think I'd like more goals and assists coming into play this year", Lingard told United Review.

Rashford scored twice inside the first 17 minutes and some of his interplay with Anthony Martial, who scored the fourth, was superb.

Burton in the process became the first away team in the process to score a goal at Old Trafford this season.

The result means that United will now face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the fourth round next month in a game they will be confident of winning.

A league-high eight players have scored for United this season.

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