Manchester United booked their place in the fourth round of the #Carabao Cup after thumping Championship outfit ##Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Manager #Jose Mourinho named a relatively strong side before kick-off, perhaps signalling his intentions for this year's competition, and the Red Devils were an obvious class above their opponents.

The holders, fresh from their demolition of Everton on Sunday, breezed into an early 1-0 lead through Marcus Rashford, who added another to his tally on 17 minutes with a fine strike in off the post from just outside the penalty box. Jesse Lingard then bundled in a third to effectively kill off the tie with 45 minutes still to play.

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United dominated the second half, and Frenchman Anthony Martial - starting just his third match of the season - added a fourth. Burton did notch a consolation with virtually the final kick of the game through Lloyd Dyer after substitute goalkeeper Joel Pereira failed to deal with a high ball.

Ruthless United

United continued their fine start to the new season, and look to have solved their main issue from last season of scoring goals. Burton, of course, do not represent the toughest opposition they will face this season, but a team can only beat what's in front of it, and United dispatched Nigel Clough's team without ever getting out of second gear.

Marcus Rashford sparkled during his hour-long performance, and man-of-the-match Martial may well have staked a claim to start United's next match in the Premier League against Southampton at the weekend.

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The result was never in doubt and Mourinho, fresh from a tongue-lashing from Everton boss Ronald Koeman, saw an efficient performance from his side in a match that might have posed some difficulty had the fixture taken place a year ago. Four more goals take the club's tally to 23 in seven games across all competitions, with just three now conceded.

Other Results

United booked their place in the fourth round and after the game, the draw was made live on Sky Sports News where it was revealed they face a trip to Swansea next. Neighbours Manchester City edged out West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns and were given a home draw against Wolves.

Chelsea stormed into the fourth round with a 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest and will face Everton at Stamford Bridge while Arsenal host Norwich after beating Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at the Emirates. Tottenham, who beat Barnsley 1-0 on Tuesday, were drawn against West Ham and Leicester are to take on Leeds after they dumped Liverpool out 2-0.