Northampton Town v Manchester United

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial suffered a head injury in the Premier League match at Watford on Sunday

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League One side Northampton Town will be without winger Paul Anderson for Wednesday’s EFL Cup third-round tie against Manchester United.

Anderson is cup-tied having played for Bradford City in an earlier round before joining the Cobblers.

United midfielder Michael Carrick is set for his first outing of the season.

Full-back Luke Shaw has a groin tear and striker Anthony Martial is a doubt with a head injury, while midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a thigh problem.


  • Northampton have never beaten Manchester United.
  • The two sides met in the FA Cup in 1970 and 2004 with United winning 8-2 and 3-0, but they have never met in the League Cup.
  • The last time Northampton were involved in a third-round League Cup match they beat Liverpool 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Anfield in September 2010.
  • United have been knocked out of the League Cup by lower league opposition in each of the past two seasons (by MK Dons and Middlesbrough).
  • United manager Jose Mourinho has won seven of his eight League Cup matches against lower league opposition, drawing the other.

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