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Oct 30, 2020

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood help United into fourth round


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Late goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood helped a much-changed Manchester United overcome Luton Town 3-0 at Kenilworth Road to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to the side that were beaten 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game, and Juan Mata's penalty (44) broke the deadlock just before the break.

Nathan Jones' high-flying Championship side came close to an equaliser when Dean Henderson, on his United debut, brilliantly kept out Tom Lockyer's header before Eric Bailly was on the line to clear the defender's rebound.

Solskjaer turned to Rashford and Greenwood in the closing stages, and the extra quality told as the pair combined for Rashford to double United's lead (88) and there was still time for Greenwood to notch his first of the season (90+3). United will face a trip to either Brighton or Preston in the fourth round.

After the debacle of the defeat to Palace, United's worst opening-day loss for 25 years, this was an opportunity for some of Solskjaer's players to prove their worth for the coming campaign with 13 days remaining in the transfer window. This was an important win against in-form opposition to get the season up and running.

Nathan Jones entered the game having lost just one of 13 games as Luton boss since the start of his second spell at the club in May, a run which saw them dramatically fight to retain their Championship status.

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