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Jose Mourinho hints he'll play strong Manchester United squad vs. Derby County

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets, including what Manchester United should do to get the most out of Alexis Sanchez.
Steve Nicol breaks down what impressed and frustrated him about Paul Pogba's performance in Manchester United's draw against Wolves.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted he will pick a strong team in the Carabao Cup in a bid to bounce back from the disappointing draw with Wolves.

United face Championship side Derby County, managed by Frank Lampard, at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The game will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes and because of the new rule, and the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday, Mourinho has revealed he is "not thinking too much" about rotating his squad.

"I'm just...

Jose Mourinho's Man United failings in focus ahead of Frank Lampard reunion

Frank Lampard will be like the Ghost of Christmas Past to Jose Mourinho when he takes his place in the Old Trafford dug-out on Tuesday for Derby County's Carabao Cup tie at Manchester United.

Lampard, 40, is setting out on his own managerial career with the Championship club. The former Chelsea and England midfielder has a made a decent start to his new job, with the Rams sitting in a playoff spot following five wins in nine league games.

Mourinho, whose first spell in charge at Chelsea coincided...

Tottenham apply for Carabao Cup venue switch due to stadium unavailability

Barcelona are the clear favourites in Group B of the Champions League, but the FC crew think Tottenham could struggle to finish ahead of Inter Milan.
The guys respond to your tweets about Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner replacing Jose Mourinho at Man United, expected goals and Tottenham's success.
Paul Mariner assesses whether or not London is losing something as clubs leave famous old stadiums for brand new homes.

Tottenham have asked the EFL board for permission to play their Carabao Cup third-round tie in Milton Keynes after being drawn at home against Watford.

Spurs are due to host Javi Gracia's Hornets in the week commencing Sept. 24. But their new stadium will not be ready by then and Wembley -- where the north Londoners are playing their home fixtures for now -- is unavailable on the dates in question.

The club have therefore asked the EFL board for special dispensation to play the match at Stadium...

Carabao Cup: Liverpool to host Chelsea; Frank Lampard's Derby County get Manchester United

Liverpool will host Chelsea while Frank Lampard's Derby County will visit Manchester United following the third-round draw for the Carabao Cup held on Thursday.

Holders of the most League Cup titles at eight, Liverpool last met Chelsea in the 2015 semifinals, a 2-1 aggregate win for the Blues. 

Lampard, the former Chelsea and Manchester City player, will get a tough test at Old Trafford in his first season as manager with the Championship side. 

Defending champions Manchester City will...

Newcomers Lucas Digne, Kurt Zouma standout as Everton advance in Carabao Cup

Lucas Digne was impressive in his full Everton debut, showcasing the quality expected from an ex-Barcelona charge.
Lucas Digne was the best player for Everton in the club's 3-1 win over Rotherham in the Carabao Cup.

Everton beat Rotherham United 3-1 on Wednesday night to win the battle of the much-changed teams and book their place in the Carabao Cup third round. Both teams made eight changes from their most recent league outings, which gave the match a disjointed feel at times, but a makeshift home side had too much for their Championship visitors.

A first-half goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson and two from Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the interval ensured progress in a competition in which Everton have advanced beyond...