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Manchester United to face Luton Town in Carabao Cup third-round tie

The Reds kick off their Carabao Cup campaign at Kenilworth Road.

Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Rachel Holborn - BRFC/Getty Images

Manchester United will kick off their Carabao Cup campaign away at Luton Town next week. The Hatters saw off fellow Championship side Reading 1-0 on Tuesday to set up their first meeting with United in almost three decades. The Manchester Evening News are reporting that the game will be played next Tuesday, 22 September, with kickoff at 19:45.

When United last played Luton, in 1992, the Bedfordshire club were flying high, enjoying football in England’s top division. Alas, they were relegated at the end of that season, and financial difficulties saw them tumble down to the fifth tier. Things have looked rather rosier in recent years, and back-to-back promotions meant that last season was Luton’s first in the Championship in 13 years. They defied the odds to survive relegation, and should give United a tough match on Tuesday.

As ever, watch this space for all the team news in the run-up to kickoff.