Manchester United take on Northampton Town in the third round of 2016/17 League Cup at the Sixfields Stadium on 21 September (Wednesday).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the match is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Northampton Town come into this tie after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Chesterfield in the last League One fixture. The defeat saw them end their two-match winning streak; the two victories are their only wins of this campaign.

After settling for five consecutive draws in the league, they registered two back-to-back wins before suffering their first defeat of the campaign. Northampton manager Rob Page will be keen on helping his side bounce back in the third round of the League Cup.

In the previous round, they defeated West Bromwich Albion on penalties. The match ended in a 2-2 draw and Northampton managed to beat the Premier League outfit. Page will be looking to knock another Premier League team out of the competition.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford has already scored two goals for Manchester United Getty

United have endured a poor since 10 September. They suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the derby, which was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord in the Europa League and a 3-1 loss to Watford in the last league tie.

Wayne Rooney's performance has been criticised in recent times, while Jose Mourinho slammed his left-back Luke Shaw for his mistake in Watford's second goal at the Vicarage Stadium in the Red Devils' last fixture.

Mourinho will be keen to get United back to winning ways. The clash against Northampton will be the best platform for his side to end their misery and bounce back with a win, which will help them progress further in the tournament.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Northampton Town: 10
  • Draw: 4
  • Manchester United: 2/7

Team News

Northampton Town

Possible XI: Smith; Moloney, Diamond, Nyatanga, Buchanan; Beautyman, McCourt, Taylor; Gorre, Revell, Anderson

Manchester United

Possible XI: Romero; Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Rooney, Young; Rashford