Manchester United have got a brilliant start in the Carabao Cup as they defeated Crystal Palace in their opening game. Defending champions Manchester United welcomed Crystal Palace last night at Old Trafford to play the third round of the Carabao Cup. However, the home side showed great dominance over the visitors and sealed a thrilling victory by a 3-0 margin.
Man United boss Erik Ten Hag rotated his squad by making some changes from the last match they played against Burnley. Sofyan Amrabat made his full debut last night, while Rafael Varane, Mason Mount, and Harry Maguire returned from their injuries with this game.
Erik Ten Hag set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1, where the boss used three very young players behind the striker. Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri, and Hannibal Mejbri played, with Anthony Marital playing in the front. On the other hand, the Palace boss also used the same formation as Ten Hag made.
Defense was Man United’s main concern as they conceded some early goals in the Premier League. Therefore, they were very compact in defense last night against the Eagles. However, the Red Devils started playing attacking football after 15 minutes, and it got the result!
Argentine youngster Alejandro Garnacho broke the deadlock in the 21st minute as he scored a goal with a beautiful finish. After that, the home side took control of the match. They didn’t take much time to double their lead. This time, Casemiro converted Mason Mount’s corner into a goal in the 27th minute with a brilliant header.
Casemiro was one of the best performers for Manchester United last season. But he was not in his prime form at the beginning of the current season. Now the Brazil international is enjoying his time and getting his old form back. He is currently the top scorer for Manchester United with four goals in all competitions.
However, Crystal Palace tried hard to return a goal, but Man United’s defense was rock solid. As a result, the first half ended in 2-0 for Manchester United.
Coming back from the break, the home side continued their dominance over the visitors. The third goal came at the beginning of the second half. Casemiro was once again involved in this goal. His impressive cross found Anthony Martial inside the box, and the Frenchman converted it into a goal in first touch. In the end, Man United beat Crystal Palace by a 3-0 margin and advanced into the 4th round of the Carabao Cup।
Amrabat On His New Role
Sofyan Amrabat usually plays as a defensive midfielder. But Ten Hag deployed him last night as a left-back. But Amrabat wasn’t disappointed as he loved the club so much.
In the summer transfer window, Sofyan Amrabat rejected so many offers to join his dream club, Manchester United. Finally, he made his full debut for Man United last night.
However, Sofyan Amrabat was asked about his new role for the match against Crystal Palace. He replied, “This was my dream since I was a kid, Man United. I play where I can help the team, even goalkeeper! I play for the badge.”