Carabao Cup:  Rooney’s Derby to face former team-mates club Salford

 

Wayne Rooney will be renewing old Manchester United acquaintances as his Derby side have been drawn against Salford City in Round One of the Carabao Cup.

League Two outfit Salford are owned by Rooney’s former Old Trafford team-mates David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs.

The first round only includes clubs from Leagues One and Two and 22 of the 24 clubs in this season’s Championship.

Relegated Premier League sides West Bromwich Albion and Fulham join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe.

However, Sheffield United, who finished bottom of the Premier League, are at home to Carlisle United while Reading take on 2013 winners Swansea in another of the stand-out ties of the round.

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A total of 35 fixtures were drawn with teams divided into Northern and Southern sections and matches are scheduled to take place week commencing August 9.

The draw comes after the EFL announced it had extended its partnership, which began in 2017, with sponsors Carabao for a further two years.

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