MK Dons hammered Premier League giants Manchester United in the Second Round of the Capital One Cup, storming to a 4-0 victory.
Stadium MK was a full house as the Red Devils made the journey from up north to face Karl Robinson’s side who defeated fierce rivals AFC Wimbledon in the opening round, whilst United were entering the second round automatically for the first time in nineteen years.
Louis Van Gaal chose a United side which included numerous international stars, with the likes of Mexican Javier Hernandez, English youngster Danny Welbeck and Brazilian midfielder Anderson, all scheduled to make a starting appearance.
New Dons recruit Will Grigg opened the scoring for the home side as he made the most of Jonny Evans’ mistake to score in an empty net on the twenty-five minute mark.
This gave newly appointed United boss Van Gaal something to worry about, as the Dutch boss was heading into this fixture without a win to his side’s name so far this season.
Karl Robinson however, looked as though he gave his team the brightest team-talk as they went into the second-half with the same clinical performance they shown in the first half, as Grigg doubled the League One outfit’s lead as the former Walsall and Brentford striker chested the ball into the net past Spanish keeper David De Gea.
With the Dons now having a 2-0 lead, it was only a matter of time before they did further damage, former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe found the back of net in the last round and he did it again as he took Grigg’s place to extend MK Dons’ lead and delight, and to extend United’s disappointment.
MK Dons and Afobe looked too heavy to handle, but weren’t quite finished surprising, as the underdogs made their victory look even sweeter when Afobe added another to his goal tally and MK Dons’ headline catching scoreline.
United keeper David De Gea had seven shots to deal with all game, but he didn’t have to pick the ball out of the net on three occasions only.