Man Utd predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace as £120m duo in among several changes

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The latest team news, injury updates and predicted starting line-up ahead of Manchester United’s Carabao Cup tie with Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

Manchester United will get their bid to retain the Carabao Cup underway with a third round home tie against Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

The competition provided Erik ten Hag with his first piece of silverware as United manager after his side claimed a 2-0 win against Newcastle United in last season’s final and he will have several big calls to make as the defence of the trophy gets underway at Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils will head into the game in improved spirits to those of recent weeks, after securing an important 1-0 win away to Burnley over the weekend. A strike after 45 minutes from Portugal international Bruno Fernandes was enough to see Ten Hag’s side emerge victorious at Turf Moor, and the result sees them finish an action-packed Premier League weekend sitting ninth in the Premier League table - five points off the top four.

Manchester United won the competition last season (Image: Getty Images)Manchester United won the competition last season (Image: Getty Images)
Manchester United won the competition last season (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

United could be without a whole host of players as his injury list remains a major concern - but Ten Hag has remained defiant and claimed that will present opportunities for other members of his squad.

Speaking after the weekend win at Burnley, he told TNT Sports: “Of course it’s a concern. You have so many injuries, you have a problem in the routine of your game. You bring players in, they are new – like Reguilon, like Hojlund and you can’t bring them in slowly in the routines of your team. They are not used to playing together, like Hannibal who did a perfect job.

“It's about the players who are available. We have to deal with the players who are available. So we don't make an issue from it. With the line-up we come with, we have to win.”

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Manchester United Team News

There were a whole host of absentees from Erik Ten Hag’s starting lineup for Saturday’s win at Burnley as Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire and Mason Mount all missed out. Loan signing Sergio Reguilon came off in the latter stages at Turf Moor but Ten Hag confirmed that was down to an illness. Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Amad remain out with injury and Jadon Sancho and Antony remain unavailable.

Sergio Reguilon was replaced due to illness during Manchester United's win over Burnley.Sergio Reguilon was replaced due to illness during Manchester United's win over Burnley.
Sergio Reguilon was replaced due to illness during Manchester United's win over Burnley. | Manchester United via Getty Imag

However, there was some positive news for the Red Devils boss as veteran defender Raphael Varane came off the bench to make his first appearance since he suffered an injury in a 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest in August. Sofyan Amrabat made his debut from the bench and could be in line for a first start as he looks to get up to full fitness and Donny van de Beek was also among the substitutes. Ten Hag could opt to hand a first start to goalkeeper Altay Bayindir after Andre Onana started all seven of United’s competitive fixtures so far this season.

Altay Bayindir has been confirmed as Manchester United's fourth summer signing.Altay Bayindir has been confirmed as Manchester United's fourth summer signing.
Altay Bayindir has been confirmed as Manchester United's fourth summer signing. | Manchester United

Full Manchester United Predicted XI

Altay Bayindir, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Sergio Reguillon, Sofyan Amrabat, Donny van de Beek, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellestri, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial

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