Carabao Cup: Man United Defeat Luton To Reach Last 16
Manchester United bounced back from a poor performance over the weekend at home to Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener with a 3-0 win over Luton to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.
In United’s first meeting with Championship side Luton since 1992, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes, giving full debuts to goalkeeper Dean Henderson and close-season signing Donny Van De Beek.
United went ahead in the 44th minute when George Moncur fouled Brandon Williams and Juan Mata dispatched the penalty.
Henderson is hoping to replace the error-prone David De Gea after an impressive loan at Sheffield United last season.
He preserved United’s advantage with his only save of the match in the final minutes, keeping out Tom Lockyer‘s header at the far post.
Solskjaer had perhaps sensed the danger of late drama moments before as he sent on Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood to attack a tiring Luton defence and the pair came up with the goods.
Greenwood provided the spark Manchester United had been missing, setting up Rashford to fire home the second before curling in a late third.
The victory means Manchester United will face either fellow Premier League side Brighton or Preston of the Championship in the next round.