At the end, after Marcus Rashford scored goals 14 and 15 of a superb season so far, all was well for Manchester United, who had made this Carabao Cup quarter-final far more attritional than they might due to Erik ten Hag shuffling his team selection.
Having an eye on Saturday’s 189th derby with Manchester City meant the manager sent out a weakened XI and he watched his side burn brightly in the first half before being pushed back by Charlton, who arrived as the hopefuls from two tiers below and ended threatening to take United to penalties.
Written by Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford
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