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Summary

  1. United suffer crushing defeat at League 1 side
  2. Grigg and Afobe score twice in stunning victory
  3. First time United have conceded four in a League Cup against lower league opposition

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By Gary Rose and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Louis van Gaal
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So a huge shock as Manchester United are beaten by a less fancied side.

It does not get any easier for Louis van Gaal with a trip to Burnley on the horizon, surely lightning won't strike twice?

Head over

here for all the reports and reaction from a massive night of cup shocks and until next time, goodbye.

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Chris, in London, via text: The League Cup is the easiest route to a trophy and United have realistically now only got the FA Cup to play for. LVG got this one badly wrong.

Sheelagh, via text: Can we get someone to check that the signature on Angel Di Maria's contract is dry, or actually there! He'll be looking out of OT already!

John, in Bury, via text: I've seen United lose to York, Oxford and Southend and where are they now? Ajax play 3-5-2 with no problems. Learning to bomb on is the problem! This result means nothing.

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Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill: MK Dons #wow #BringbackMoyes

Tim Cahill
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Hmm, pretty sure you took this photo was taken during the World Cup. That's just lazy, Tim.

Manager reaction

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, on the arrival of Angel Di Maria: "I think he shall contribute very much in our way of playing. He is a creative player. I can change the system with Di Maria because he can play on the wing and midfield. He can contribute and that is very important.

"But we don't have to expect that from tomorrow the world has been changed, he has to adapt to the culture of England, the culture of the Premier League and the philosophy of Manchester United.

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There was one bright spot about tonight for Manchester United fans, and that was the confirmation of the arrival of Angel Di Maria.

After the three results, and performances, so far, will Louis van Gaal be tempted to strengthen even further before the transfer window closes.

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Thomas: LVG stating 'Fans have to believe in our philosophy'. After the games so far this season, What on earth is the philosophy?

George Watts: When will Van Gaal realise that the 3-5-2 formation isn't working?

James Attenborough: I don't think LVG has factored in that forwards press harder in the UK than on the continent.

FULL-TIME

West Brom 1-1 Oxford United (West Brom win 7-6 on penalties)

An epic penalty shootout - 18 penalties in total - ends with the Premier League side victorious. But only just.

Player reaction

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Milton Keynes Dons goalscorer Will Grigg with the man of the match award
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MK Dons goalscorer Will Grigg: "It shows we are a good side, a lot of the media will be focusing on Manchester United and saying they were not great but I thought we were superb.

"[The coverage] won't affect us as players. We know what we did and we will carry on with the job on Saturday."

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Periklies Antoniou: Fergie left Man Utd weak. New squad, total restructuring over next two years. Let van Gaal do his thing. Fans being over-expectant.

Shohidur Rahman: Completely disagree with everything Van Gaal said. Wasn't just errors, we were completely outplayed. And wrong team selection.

Jeremy Pound: Maybe van Gaal fielded a weakened side because he was scared that MK Dons might expose just how poor his first-choice team is?

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CELTIC KNOCKED OUT OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Jason Roberts

Footballer

"Manchester United don't need to rest players and I was surprised at the team Louis van Gaal picked. They don't understand the system. When I played against Manchester United, there was a nasty streak to them, they would push each other.

"The confidence has eroded and they can begin to see the chinks in their armour. They've lost big personalities like Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic who know how to ride out the situation, know what to do. The players he's bringing in are to play a 3-5-2 formation. There's a lot of questions to be answered."

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Tom Quinton Fox: Manchester United fans are putting a 4-0 loss to a League 1 team down to having a weak team. That weak team had five Premier League-winning players in it.

Joe Prileszky: Van Gaal already talking about luck? That was quicker than Moyes. How long until they "try their best"?

Jai Dorey: This just shows how good SAF was and how he was. The players at United have shown no heart or desire since he retired.

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MK Dons
@MKDons

A record 29,969 fans watched MK Dons' historic victory against Manchester United. The League One side average an attendance of 8,600, but tonight's performance might just add a few more new faces at future games.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

West Brom 1-1 Oxford United

Another shootout. Another upset?

Manager reaction

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, when asked if the club would be signing any more players in this transfer window: "No. This is same question your other colleagues have put. We know exactly what we are doing. We have lost in the Capital One Cup, and so tonight has cost us the chance of a trophy, and that is disappointing."

Manager reaction

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When asked if he regretted making so many changes to the team, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said: "No, you have to analyse the problem and I've done that. We have nine injuries and had a very young team. I have seen them trying to do their utmost best so you cannot expect more from players. Fans have to believe in our philosophy, we are building a team which we cannot make in one month or even one year. It's very disappointing but I hope they maintain their confidence in our club."

FULL-TIME

Swindon 2-4 Brighton

You're into the hat, Brighton fans.

GOAL

Swindon 2-4 Brighton - Jake Forster-Caskey (penalty, 120 mins)

A second goal from the spot for Brighton's Jake Forster-Caskey sees off plucky Swindon.

FULL-TIME

Crewe 2-3 Bolton

Bolton are into the next round too, thanks to two Jermaine Beckford goals.

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Phillip Leigh: It's as bad as it gets! The United players should be ashamed of themselves absolutely ashamed! No spirit, no passion, no desire.

Chris Pearson: Signing Di Maria is like putting Royal icing on a Victoria sponge cake. Looks good but it's still only a sponge cake underneath.

Jonathan Everett: LVG doesn't care about the League Cup. I bet he doesn't even know who MK Dons are. That was a training game to evaluate for him.

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Pat, from Somerset, via text: United fans retain faith. The first 11 fit and firing is as good as any in England, LVG will put it right.

Kevin in Hornchurch, via text: Capital One Cup or no,t Utd are a shambles. LVG has hell of a task on his hands as media will keep pressure on in a way he has not experienced before. Defence is absolute comedy of errors.

Manager reaction

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More from MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: "Manchester United are massive, people will always want to pick bones in their side but my players deserve an awful lot of credit. We worked hard all week, sometimes you work hard and don't get what you deserve but the players did really, really well. It has been a perfect evening.

About Louis van Gaal signing autographs after the game: "To be fair to him, people can criticise that but that is not for me to say, I look up to him immensely. He was signing autographs for young children, whatever he decides to do at the end of a football match is not for me to talk about."

FULL-TIME

West Ham 1-1 Sheffield Utd (Sheffield Utd win 5-4 on penalties)

Party time for the Blades, with Enner Valencia missing a crucial penalty for West Ham in the shootout.

Goalkeeper Mark Howard of Sheffield United saves a penalty
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Sheffield United players celebrate after Michael Doyle of Sheffield United scored the winning penalty
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Lous van Gaal
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a matter of making errors at wrong moments. When you see the goals against us, I believe they were big errors that you cannot make. Then it was 0-2 and it was very difficult to come back into the game. In the second half we created a lot of chances and didn't have the luck to score. Then two more errors and it's 0-3 and 0-4."

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Karl Robinson
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I thought we were fearless. I am so proud of them. We tried to lock on to their two wide centre halves and play a little high and play brave football. We did an awful lot of work to prepare on Thursday and Friday but it is about heart and hunger to win football matches, and Ben Reeves' tenacity to win the ball is what we are all about."

On a weakened Manchester United team: "Someone reminded me that the two strikers were playing at a World Cup not so long ago. Then they put Adnan Januzaj on and you think 'here we go', but I thought my players deserve an awful lot of credit, their work ethic was sensational."

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

West Ham 1-1 Sheffield United

We're heading for a shootout at Upton Park.

GOAL

Crewe 2-3 Bolton - Jermaine Beckford (107 mins)

A second goal of the evening for Jermaine Beckford, who rounds Ben Garratt to put the hosts in control.

GOAL

Swindon 2-3 Brighton - Yaser Kasim (112 mins)

A few nerves for Brighton in the final eight minutes of extra-time as Yaser Kasim drives into the box and clinically fires home.

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Jason Roberts

BBC Radio 5 live

"This was nothing to do with tactics, those players were good enough to win that game."

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Steve Claridge

BBC Sport

Van Gaal
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"If that is the attitude he (Louis van Gaal) came into the game with, that is the performance he deserved. If I was the manager I would be waiting to get at the players, not signing autographs. That is exactly why you get the performance he did.

"The players need to learn and learn very quickly. They were beaten in every facet of this football game. MK Dons were better for effort, will to win, skill, enthusiasm, everything."

Player reaction

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MK Dons skipper Dean Lewington, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's great. The occasion was fantastic and to actually beat them... I'm in disbelief. Hopefully by playing well it will encourage people to come back and watch us."

Manager reaction

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Karl Robinson
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, speaking to Sky Sports: "We spoke before the game about their quality. The first 15 minutes, we found it difficult and looked disjointed but the players turned it round. I'm a little bit in shock... it's ridiculous and something dreams are made of. We've got two strikers fighting for the number nine shirt and they both scored twice each. They've set standards they now have to live up to. My players and my football club, and the city in general, deserve credit tonight."

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech: Football is full of incredible moments... Really anything can happen during one football game... That's why I love it!

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Manchester United
BBC

There was nothing lucky about MK Dons' victory. They had more shots on target and even though Manchester United had four efforts on goal, the first of those did not arrive until after the 70th minute.

What on earth went wrong for United tonight?

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Steve Claridge

BBC Sport

"The manner of the performance from Manchester United for 85 minutes has been staggering in its ineptitude. You've got to give credit to MK Dons, they had a job and they did it perfectly and, to be honest, they absolutely dominated the game. Manchester United were so poor it beggared belief.

"You could see by the end of it United just wanted to get off the pitch. MK Dons were sensational and did everything you could ask of them.

"Louis van Gaal contributed by playing people out of position and a system that didn't suit them. They didn't know what they were doing, didn't know what they're playing. The players aren't that bad but they don't understand the system they're playing in."

Louis van Gaal of Manchester United looks dejected
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Stat attack

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Manchester United
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Manchester United have been eliminated by lower league opposition in four of the last eight League Cups.

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Ady, from Leicester, via text: I am staggered that anyone is suggesting that this ranks up there with the all time great cup upsets. It would be if this was even remotely close to a first choice United line up. It isn't, so let's get things into perspective.

Paul, from Hamilton, via text: I honestly thought United couldn't get any worse. Well done Louis for proving me wrong.

Jenni, in Newtownards, via text: If you were new to football you could be forgiven thinking that MK Dons are the Premier League side and Manchester United the 'lowly' League One outfit. The defending has been so poor at times from Manchester United.

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A strange reaction to the loss by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as, instead of darting down the tunnel as quickly as possible, he takes his time to sign a few autographs.

MK Dons players and manager Karl Robinson, meanwhile, are on the pitch applauding the jubilant fans. What a night for them.