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·25 September 2023

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Carabao Cup

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Erik ten Hag earned some much-needed respite as Manchester United claimed their first win in three at Burnley on Saturday night.

The pressure has ramped up on the Dutchman at the start of 2023/24, with United faltering in their opening fixtures after a positive 2022/23 campaign which included a Carabao Cup triumph.

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The Red Devils begin their cup defence on Tuesday night against Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, who staged an impressive turnaround in the second round at Plymouth to set-up this third round affair at Old Trafford.

Here's the lineup Ten Hag could pick for United's upcoming Carabao Cup tie.

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1)

Sofyan Amrabat made his Premier League debut at Burnley / Lewis Storey/GettyImages

GK: Andre Onana - The Cameroonian notched his first clean sheet since the opening weekend of the season on Saturday. A lack of reliable alternatives means he should continue between the sticks on Tuesday.

RB: Diogo Dalot - Aaron Wan-Bissaka's injury means Ten Hag will be relying on Dalot to excel at right-back for the next couple of months.

CB: Raphael Varane - United supporters welcomed Varane back at Turf Moor after a few weeks out. His return is a timely one and Ten Hag could give him another run out against Palace.

CB: Victor Lindelof - Injuries to Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire means it could be a toss-up between Lindelof and Jonny Evans for the other centre-back spot.

LB: Sergio Reguilon - The unwanted Spurs left-back has enjoyed a pretty excellent start to his Man Utd career.

CM: Sofyan Amrabat - The newbie made his Premier League debut off the bench at the weekend after recovering from a minor knock. It seems obvious that Amrabat will make his first United start in the cup on Tuesday.

CM: Christian Eriksen - After starting in Munich last Wednesday, Eriksen was an unused sub at Turf Moor. That should mean he starts United's upcoming cup tie.

RM: Facundo Pellestri - Tasked with shunning Alphonso Davies on his previous outing, young Pellestri's task won't be quite as challenging against the Eagles.

AM: Bruno Fernandes - While Ten Hag will undoubtedly rotate his side, he could retain Saturday's match-winner in the XI. United's leading producer will spearhead the Red Devils on Tuesday.

LM: Alejandro Garnacho - The spritely winger is a strong contender to start in midweek after failing to get off the bench on Saturday. Marcus Rashford's car accident post-Burnley means it's unlikely he'll be involved.

ST: Rasmus Hojlund - The young striker scored his first United goal at Bayern last week, and while he's a crucial figure in Ten Hag's project, it's crucial that he gets up to speed swiftly and so more minutes is what he needs at this stage.

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