Danny Higginbotham has claimed that Manchester United’s Carabo Cup tie with Burton Albion may not be straight forward as the club would like to think apparently.
Most people have a nailed on Man United win for the tie, but anything can happen with the magic of the cup, especially when a team are used to being underdogs – not to mention managed by the son of the late, great Brian Clough.
He said to Sky Sports:“Yeah (they’re used to be underdogs) and that’s whatever league they’ve been in.
“Their rise has been absolutely brilliant.
“All the way down to the Northern Premier League, then to the Conference and then got promotion.
“Nigel Clough, that’s the way he goes about things.
“When he signs players he looks at the character, can they cope with being the underdogs every single week?
“Because let’s not forget in the Championship there are some huge football clubs.
“Burton itself, the football ground probably only holds 6,500.
“So it’s the mentality, they’re going to have to have a fantastic game this evening and everybody is going to have to be on their game if they’re going to stand any opportunity of creating an upset.”
Big chances for the squad
One thing that Man United will be looking to do tonight is give a chance to some of the players who have failed to make the team so far this season, and who want to impress Jose Mourinho.
Fans are looking forward to seeing Luke Shaw in the side and want to give the left back a chance to prove himself, given the club did not sign a recognised full back in the summer, and Mourinho has hinted that there could be a way back for the player in terms of the starting line up.