United to visit MK Dons in League Cup, Sunderland face Birmingham
By Football News
Manchester United's first League Cup second-round tie for 19 years will be a visit to League One outfit MK Dons.
After missing out on European football with a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season, United entered Wednesday's draw alongside the other 12 top-flight sides not involved in UEFA Champions League or Europa League action this term.
Under the leadership of new manager Louis van Gaal, United will travel to stadiummk in the week commencing August 25 to take on Karl Robinson's men, who finished 10th in the third tier in 2013-14.
Four-time winners of this competition, United reached the semi-finals last season, before being knocked out on penalties by Sunderland.
Gus Poyet's side went on to lose the final 3-1 to Manchester City at Wembley, and will begin their campaign at Birmingham City this time out.
Of the Premier League's three newly promoted sides, Burnley and Leicester City have been handed home ties against Sheffield Wednesday and Shrewsbury Town respectively, while QPR will visit Burton Albion.
West Ham and Sheffield United will face each other for the first time since the Carlos Tevez controversy that surrounded the latter's relegation from the top flight in 2007.
Other ties involving Premier League clubs will see Aston Villa host Leyton Orient, Crystal Palace visit Walsall and West Brom welcome League Two Oxford United.
Newcastle United will make the long trip to Kent to take on Gillingham, while Stoke City face Portsmouth, Swansea City host Rotherham United and Southampton venture to the New Den to take on Millwall.
Draw in full:
Burton Albion v QPR, Port Vale v Cardiff City, Middlesbrough v Preston North End, Stoke City v Portsmouth, Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest, Swansea City v Rotherham United, Watford v Doncaster Rovers, Millwall v Southampton, Bournemouth v Northampton Town, Brentford v Fulham, West Brom v Oxford United, Scunthorpe United v Reading, Derby County v Charlton Athletic, West Ham v Sheffield United, Swindon Town v Brighton and Hove Albion, Leicester City v Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City v Sunderland, Gillingham v Newcastle United, Norwich City v Crawley Town, Bradford City v Leeds United, Aston Villa v Leyton Orient, Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday, Walsall v Crystal Palace, MK Dons v Manchester United