Manchester United booked their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a comfortable 4-1 victory against Championship side Burton Albion at Old Trafford.
Both sides made a whole raft of changes for the game, with Sergio Romero starting in goal for the hosts and captain Michael Carrick making his first appearance of the season.
United took the lead after just five minutes, with Marcus Rashford lifting the ball over Burton ‘keeper Connor Ripley.
England striker Rashford completed his brace just 12 minutes later, via a fine effort from outside the box.
The hosts were dominant and went 3-0 up, courtesy of a deflected effort from Jesse Lingard.
On the hour-mark, Anthony Martial made it 4-0 after being set up by Rashford.
The Brewers did get a late consolation when Lloyd Dyer scored after Romero failed to deal with a shot which came back off the crossbar.
However, United were well worth the victory which sees them move into the fourth round, where they’ll meet Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
With all the changes made to the starting line-ups, particularly in the case of Burton, one wonders whether the League Cup has any relevance at all these days.