LUT vs MUN Dream11 Prediction: Manchester United travel to Luton Town for the EFL Carabao Cup Third Round. Luton are on a five-game winning streak and are currently second in the Championship with a 2-1 win over Derby County and a 1-0 win over Barnsley. They also beat Norwich City 3-1 in the first round of the Carabao Cup and a 1-0 win against Reading to send them to the third round of the cup. Luton Town finished 19th in the Championship last season, just three points above the bottom three spots and will want a much better finish this season and beating a side like Manchester United will really boost their confidence for the coming season. And what better time to beat Man United than right now. After a disappointing end to last season to the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League, they’ve had their worst opening day result since 1995 after losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been subject to plenty of criticism from journalists and fans alike and will look for some respite in this competition. Lack of cohesion and a bunch of individual errors cost United 3 points on the opening day and they will look to avoid all of that if they want to move to the 4th round.
Fixture name & competition: Luton Town vs Manchester United, EFL Carabao Cup
Date & Time: 23rd September, 12:45 am (IST)
Venue: Kenilworth Road, Luton
LUT – WWWWW;
MUN – WWWLL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last time the two sides faced each other was in 1992 and Man United won 4 out of 5 fixtures, drawing the 5th game.
Last meeting: Luton Town 1-1 Manchester United (English First Division, 18th April 1992)
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Luton Town Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Brendan Galloway and Eunan O’Kane will continue to miss out for Luton Town with Dan Potts also being unavailable.
Doubtful: Tom Loycker may not feature after suffering cramps.
Expected changes: Manchester United academy graduate, Ryan Tunnicliffe, may feature against his former club.
LUT Playing 11 (probable):
James Shea (GK)
Manchester United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Axel Tuanzebe is back in training but will not start. There is a slight chance that he may start on the bench, but definitely not in the starting line-up. Chris Smalling will not feature due to his impending transfer to AS Roma. Phil Jones continues to remain unavailable.
Doubtful: There is no doubtful player for Manchester United ahead of LUT vs MUN Dream11 Team Prediction match.
Expected changes: Sources have confirmed that David de Gea will make way for Dean Henderson. Victor Lindelof and Paul Pogba may be benched after poor performances against Palace with Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek to replace them. Mason Greenwood could also enter the lineup after missing out on the weekend. There could be an appearance by youth player, Teden Mengi. Odion Ighalo could replace Anthony Martial
MUN Playing 11 (probable):
Dean Henderson (GK)
Donny van de Beek
Bookmakers are offering odds heavily favouring a Manchester United win for multiple reasons. Man United are the better team on paper. Even with a second-string squad, they are expected to beat Luton Town which is indicative of the qualitative gap between the two sides. Manchester United will play the game to finally get a win and kick-off the season the way it was meant to. A strong and convincing score-line will instil some confidence in the side and give their fans something to feel hopeful about. This game also gives some second-choice players to step up and prove their worth to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Luton Town, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning streak and if they can get anything out of this fixture, will be a bonus for them. When one of the best teams in England come to town, the lower league sides have a field day in terms of revenue and matchday income. This season, Luton Town will miss out on matchday revenue on account of the game being played behind closed doors. Luton will give their everything to beat Man United because of what’s at stake – a spot in the fourth round of the EFL Carabao Cup and bragging rights. Check out our LUT vs MUN Dream11 Match Prediction
Marcus Rashford – Marcus Rashford has been quite poor since the lockdown was lifted but he single-handedly spearheaded the Manchester United attack while Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba were injured and before Bruno Fernandes arrived. Despite that, he managed to score 22 goals, providing 11 assists. He will look to score a couple of goals or grab assists to regain his confidence.
Jordan Clark – The right-winger has had a great start to the 2020/21 season with 2 goals and 1 assist in his three games for the club. His tally for last season was also quite impressive with 8 goals and 9 assists. Manager, Nathan Jones, will want to target the inexperienced Brandon Williams at left-back and salvage a goal or assist.
Mason Greenwood – What a breakthrough season the 18-year-old had. He scored 17 goals and provided 5 assists in the season and he did not start a game until December. Despite his antics in Iceland which probably cost him his place in the starting line-up against Crystal Palace. But he will now look to reclaim his place in the squad with a solid match-winning performance against Luton Town.
X-factors (differential picks)
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United signed their messiah in the January transfer window who completely turned their season around. In just half a season, Bruno Fernandes scored 12 goals, providing 8 assists for the club as he guided them to a third-place finish and two semi-finals. He will look to feed Rashford, Greenwood and Odion Ighalo with some delicious balls into the final third, while also taking a crack at goal from distance.
Odion Ighalo – A new signing along with Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo was brought to rotate in the EFL and FA Cup games in order to give the likes of Anthony Martial, a much-needed break. In half a season, with limited starts, the boyhood Manchester United fan has had 5 goals with one assist and has done the job he was entrusted with. With his contract expiring this January, he will want to prove his worth to get an extension.
Donny van de Beek – The new summer signing was the only shining light in the disastrous loss to Crystal Palace. He even managed to score a goal despite coming off the bench in the last 15 minutes. He has an excellent goals and assists record despite being a midfielder and will look to secure his first win for the club against Luton.