Manchester United eased past Colchester United at Old Trafford to reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The Red Devils were desperate to get a win in this match. That’s why the manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer almost fielded the best eleven players in the field against a League Two side. However, few changes were made in some positions in the field.
What An Easy Win For Manchester United; Fans Would Be Delighted
Sergio Romero started at the goal for Manchester United as David De Gea was rested for this match. Ashley Young was playing as the right-back for the Red Devils. The pair of Axel Tuanzebe and Harry Maguire was there in the central defence. Luke Shaw kept his place in the side and he was operating from the right flank. Andreas Pereira and Nemanja Matic were in the central defensive midfield area of the Red Devils on Wednesday.
Mason Greenwood started in this match along with Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. Anthony Martial was playing as the false nine in this match. On the other hand, Colchester United came with a typical defensive approach in this match. They were playing with a 4-5-1 formation. The strategy of Colchester United was very much simple. They were trying to get the numerical advantage in the midfield area. The congested midfield area was certainly disturbing Manchester United’s free-flowing gameplay in the first half of the match.
The Story Of The Match For The Red Devils
Marcus Rashford was not looking in great form in the first half as few of his shots were off target. Colchester United’s Harry Pell was booked at the 18th minute of the match. Ashley Young was shown a yellow card at the 22nd minute. At the 39th minute, Dean Gerken was booked for time-wasting. Manchester United created a few chances in the first half of the match. However, the Red Devils were not able to break the deadlock in the first half and it ended with a scoreline of 0-0 at Old Trafford after 45 minutes.
At the beginning of the second half, Manchester United got the much-needed breakthrough in the match. Marcus Rashford scored the first goal of the match for the Red Devils at the 51st minute and the pass was provided by Nemanja Matic. The Red Devils soon doubled their lead when Ryan Jackson scored an own goal at the 56th minute of the match.
What Next For Some Of These Manchester United Stars?
Anthony Martial sealed the win for Manchester United at the 61st minute and the pass was provided by Marcus Rashford this time. Marcus Rashford was taken off just after the third goal of Manchester United and Jesse Lingard was introduced in the field. Brandon Williams came in place of Luke Shaw.
Axel Tuanzebe picked up an injury and he was replaced by James Garner. Colchester United tried to make a comeback but they were not able to match the quality of Manchester United in this match. As a result of it, the match finished with a scoreline of 3-0 in favour of Manchester United. With this win, the Red Devils have moved into the two-legged semi-final of the Carabao Cup along with Manchester City, Leicester City and Aston Villa. They will now face the champions of England in yet another edition of the Manchester derby in the next round.