Sep 21, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Sixfields
NorthamptonNorthampton Town
1-3
Man UtdManchester United
Revell (42' pen.)
McCourt (47'), Potter (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Carrick (17'), Herrera (68'), Rashford (75')
Blind (73')

Team News: Wayne Rooney handed start in Manchester United's EFL Cup clash

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke on February 2, 2016
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Wayne Rooney is named in Manchester United's starting lineup for the EFL Cup clash with Northampton Town.

Wayne Rooney has been named in Manchester United's starting lineup for the EFL Cup clash with Northampton Town.

The United skipper came in for criticism after his performance in the 3-1 defeat to Watford on Sunday, but he has been given an opportunity to return to form at Sixfields on Wednesday evening.

Jose Mourinho has made mass changes to the rest of his team, with Sergio Romero, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Michael Carrick and Memphis Depay all being given rare starts.

Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all high-profile names who feature on the substitutes' bench.

Northampton Town: Smith, Moloney, Buchanan, Diamond, Zakuani, Revell, Gorre, McCourt, Hoskins, Beautyman, Taylor
Subs: Cornell, Byrom, Richards, Potter, Sonupe, O'Toole, Nyatanga

Manchester United: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Memphis, Herrera, Young, Rooney
Subs: Johnstone, Darmian, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata, Rashford, Ibrahimovic

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Wayne Rooney warms up prior to the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
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