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(Video) Anthony Martial scores after Manchester United cut Colchester open in Carabao Cup

The floodgates have well and truly opened at Old Trafford after an all too predictable first-half in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

United have scored three goals in ten second-half minutes, in similar fashion to the blitz against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League group stages last week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong team for tonight’s game, but the problems we are familiar with were laid bare against League 2 opposition with a lack of ingenuity meaning the Reds struggled to break. a stubborn and organised defence down.

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But a piece of individual brilliance from Marcus Rashford and an own goal gave the Reds a comfortable cushion before Martial added a third.

Juan Mata played a splendid ball over the top to Rashford on the left, before the English international laid the ball on a plate for the Frenchman to get in on the act.

See United’s third below, courtesy of Carabao:

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