Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Man United v Burton

Charlie Nicholas looks ahead to Manchester United's League Cup clash with Burton on Wednesday night

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Manchester United to seal a thumping 4-0 win over Burton in their League Cup opener on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils have made a strong start to the new Premier League season after having won four of their opening five Premier League games to leave them joint top of the table.

Manchester United notched up their third 4-0 win of the season on Sunday when they thrashed Everton at Old Trafford to keep their Premier League bid on track.

The Red Devils will now turn their attentions towards kicking off the defence of their League Cup title on Wednesday when they host Burton at Old Trafford.

And former Arsenal man Nicholas is expecting to see the Red Devils pick up yet another 4-0 victory in the third-round tie at Old Trafford.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Burton will turn up, be well organised, well drilled by Nigel Clough. They had a great result at the weekend as well in beating Fulham.

“Manchester United will make plenty of chances but they just have so many quality options now, with the likes of Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick and Antony Martial all ready to come in.

“There’s a good feeling around Old Trafford again. Are they playing brilliant? Not really, but they’ve got a confidence about them back at home.

“Jose Mourinho won’t want to see too many flicks again but I don’t see anything other than a very comfortable United win.”

Manchester United are aiming to win the Premier League this season after having finished in a disappointing sixth place in the table last term.

The Red Devils have not lifted the trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge at Old Trafford in the 2012-13 campaign.

Manchester United won both the Europa League and League Cup under Mourinho last season.

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