Manchester United are ready to start their journey in the Carabao Cup as they will face off against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford tonight. The Red Devils have been very inconsistent this season, losing four out of their seven games. However, the Ten Hag boys are back on the winning track as they defeated Burnley FC in their last game in the English Premier League.
Although Man United are not in good shape in the Premier League, they are still a very favorite side to win the Carabao Cup. Last year, Man United ended their trophy drought after a long five seasons as they won the Carabao Cup under Erik Ten Hag. The Red Devils aim to get a good start this season with the match against Crystal Palace.
Stats & Facts
- Man United have a very strong head-to-head record against Crystal Palace. They have won 40 out of all 63 meetings with the Eagles in all competitions. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace won only ten matches, and the remaining 13 games ended in a tie.
- Old Trafford has been a fortress for Man United in recent years, but Crystal Palace have an impressive record at Old Trafford. Their last three out of the five wins against Manchester United came at Old Trafford. Moreover, The Eagles beat Man United in the away meetings in 2019 and 2020.
- Man United won three and lost three matches in all six games in the Premier League so far. Besides, Crystal Palace won only two of their six games in the league.
Injuries have been a massive concern for Man United’s boss Erik Ten Hag. But the manager is expecting some players coming back from the injury for tonight’s clash. Lisandro Martinez and Mason Mount were absent in the narrow 1-0 victory against Burnley. But Mason Mount was seen in the training ground ahead of the Carabao Cup match.
Mount was out of the squad since the defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. But he hopes to return tonight at Old Trafford. Defender Rafael Varane is back again as he played a few minutes against Burnley. He is likely to continue with Victor Lindelof in the back. Moreover, Sofyan Amrabat could make his full debut tonight, although he played only ten minutes against Burnley. Erik Ten Hag could use his backup goalkeeper Altay Bayindir to replace Andre Onana.
However, Luke Shaw, Antony, Jadon Sancho, Kobbie Miano, Lisandro Martinez, Wan Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Diallo remain out of the squad. But Harry Maguire has returned to the training ground and is ready to play tonight.
As for Crystal Palace, they will miss the service of Michael Olise, Matheus Franca, Jefferson Lerma, James Tomkins, and Naouirou Ahamada as they all are injured. But Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi have recovered and are ready to play.
The Possible Lineup for Manchester United:
Bayindir; Dalot, Lindelof, Evans, Reguilon; McTominay, Amrabat, Eriksen; Pellistri, Rasmus Hojlund, Garnacho
The Possible Lineup for Crystal Palace:
Henderson; Clyne, Richards, Holding, Mitchell; Riedewald, Hughes; Rak-Sakyi, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta
Man United: 1.67
Crystal Palace: 5.28
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