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Date set for Northampton's Manchester United clash

Northampton Town will take on Manchester United at Sixfields. Credit: PA

Northampton Town's EFL Cup game against Manchester United has been selected for live TV coverage.

The third round tie will now take place on Wednesday 21 September and will be shown on Sky Sports.

The Cobblers say they will release ticket details in the coming days, with demand expected to be extremely high.

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Page: 'Manchester United draw is fantastic for Northampton'

Northampton Town manager Rob Page says the prospect of facing Manchester United in the League Cup is "fantastic" news for the club.

The Cobblers will play José Mourinho's side at Sixfields in September after they were drawn together in last night's draw.

It marks an incredible turnaround for Northampton who nearly went out of business a year ago.

Twelve months ago, there was talk of administration and players not being paid.

So to all of a sudden within 12 months be talking about Man United coming to Sixfields is fantastic - not just for the club but the town as a whole.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Northampton Town sign former Spurs winger Sonupe

Emmanuel Sonupe has signed for Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Tottenham Hotspur winger Emmanuel Sonupe on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old has joined on a deal until the end of the season following a successful trial.

Sonupe has previously spent time on loan at Scottish club St Mirren and becomes the Cobblers 12th signing of the summer.

Emmanuel has pedigree behind him having come from Tottenham, and we know there is a young player with potential there.

He is a little raw and is still learning, but he has trained with us every day, we have seen him improve and we think we have something to work with.

We will work with him, we will develop him and we think he can develop into an asset for us. He’s got a fantastic attitude since he started training here and he has fitted in really well.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager
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