Louis van Gaal has taken charge of one League Cup tie since his arrival at Old Trafford in 2014, but it is an encounter that the Dutchman has probably tried hard to forget. He took his United side to the MK Dons - then of League One - for what on paper appeared to be a routine outing. Yet, Van Gaal's difficult start to life in England continued as the Football League outfit stunned the footballing world by running out 4-0 winners. Of course, United have come a long way since that evening in Buckinghamshire, although they are still searching for some consistency in all competitions. In fact, they go into this contest having not won back to back games since the opening two Premier League games of the new season. Mick McCarthy has struggled for positive results against Man United during his managerial career. Indeed, of his eight meetings with the 20-time champions of England, McCarthy has tasted victory just once and lost the other seven. Manchester United -1.5AH
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- PickManchester United -1.5AH
- Odds-143 Bet365
- Match result3-0 (+5.60)