Won't be the kids it'll be the bench players from Saturday and the rest of the squad.
This is basically a pre season game we need to get all our players playing and up to speed I think this cup will be sacrificed by the manager but the result on Saturday might change his plans.
Luton will be fitter they've already had 3 competitive games plus pre season matches and I'm guessing they'll go pretty strong looking for a big scalp.
Since he didn't start on Saturday think we might see AWB & Matic from the start try and get 60 minutes in their legs ahead of the weekend match. Assume it's only 3 subs so he'll have to pick carefully to make sure he's got enough players that can get through 90 minutes.
If Lingard is potentially leaving then I doubt he plays so might see Greenwood or Rashford from the start Rashford looks like someone who needs minutes to find his form again.
AWB Bailly Maguire Williams
Fred Matic VDB
James Ighalo Rashford
Lots on fitness risk in that XI AWB, Bailly, Matic and Ighalo potentially all struggle to do 90 minutes.
I think a lot of the first team to play this one for sharpness and fitness. Pogba, Bruno, Rashford and Martial all looked way off the pace. AWB needs a game, Bailly maybe being looked at instead of Lindeloff for a chance of a run in the first team.
Not quite that bad a cup is a cup and for me the league cup is as worthy as the FA Cup now but in the context of this season just feels like a competition that no one needs especially without fans being able to go.
It is being reported that Utd could be playing against a number of Luton players who carry the virus. Premier league clubs were given the opportunity to pay the money so their EFL opponent could test all their players.
Spurs paid for Orient to test and we know what happened there.
The smaller clubs just don’t have the money to test frequently, hence the financial assistance which, in turn, protects the players of Premier league clubs.
United chose not to pay Luton and will now be taking the risk.
If this is true then United have probably made a very unwise call.
Pretty sure Championship clubs are required to test to the same standard as PL clubs it's league one and down where the testing isn't part of covid safe protocol as it's not financially viable for the clubs to create bio secure bubbles.
Luton for what it's worth are 2 wins from 2 in the league so they're probably flying high confidence wise.
Pretty sure at League One and Two players are required to do a daily medical assessment and any symptoms they're sent for a test. The issue with that method is if one player fails a test through track and trace surely it wipes out your whole team until they get tested and can return to work.
Orient tested the players as a precaution and Spurs offered to pay for the testing costs which to me seems sensible.
Just shows how big a farce this stuff is PL clubs should not be exposing their players to opponents who aren't testing to the same standards as them and that includes playing international or European matches.