Taking a look at three Manchester United players who should feature in the upcoming Capital One Cup clash.
Once the international break is over Manchester United’s players will head back to Old Trafford with some huge Premier League matches ahead of them; but Louis van Gaal’s side will also have to navigate the third round of the Capital One Cup later this month.
That tie is against Championship side Ipswich Town at Old Trafford and United are likely to use a number of fringe players.
Such is the strength in depth at United right now that some of their youngsters may see the League Cup as their only real chance of tasting first-team football in the short term, so expect them to go out all guns blazing if picked.
Below are three players who should feature for United against Ipswich:
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has a big reputation at United but thus far he has featured just twice for the senior side.
The first of those appearances was in the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in last year’s competition and he was not seen again until he came on as a late substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in March.
However, having signed a new long-term deal at the club he is ready to make his mark and this match would give him the perfect platform on which to shine.
With Anthony Martial arriving at Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, James Wilson is no longer the most-talked about teenage striker at United. However, he still possesses talent in abundance and the match against Ipswich should give him the chance to get his first goal of the season.
He may yet head out on an emergency loan but United’s lack of out-and-out strikers could well prevent that.
The forgotten man of Old Trafford, Nick Powell was hailed as the next big thing when he arrived but injuries have set him back.
Now training again – and named in United’s Champions League squad – Powell has the chance to make up for lost time.
Still only 21, Powell could yet fulfil his potential as a brilliant goal-scoring midfielder that had some comparing him to Paul Scholes when he first arrived.