Holders will have to storm the Palace as title defence begins

When you graduate from hunter to hunted, with a target affixed to your back, you need a different approach to things.

For the current group of Manchester United players, doing so will be a new experience. And challenge. One which will be tested to the full when they confront Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at the first hurdle in the defence of their Carabao Cup title.

Elsewhere, Arsenal face a potentially tricky joust against Brentford while, without doubt, the tie of the third round pits last season’s surprise packets Newcastle United tackle the behemoths, Manchester City.

The third round draw in full is as follows:

Ipswich Town v Wolves

Exeter City v Luton Town

Aston Villa v Everton

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Port Vale v Sutton United

Bradford City v Middlesbrough

Bournemouth v Stoke City

Lincoln City v West Ham

Brentford v Arsenal

Chelsea v Brighton

Salford City v Burnley

Fulham v Norwich City

Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City

Liverpool v Leicester City

Newcastle United v Manchester City

Mansfield Town v Peterborough United

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