Premier League Man. Utd vs Crystal Palace
As the Premier League between Man. Utd and Crystal Palace is about to held at Selhurst park today. It is an opportunity to extend Manchester United winning sequence to 13 games but the Eagles will aim to make life tough again, as they did in the 1-1 draw in their last match.
Victory over Forest marked a third successive win in cup competitions for the Reds, meaning they will be determined to carry that form back into the Premier League. They have not played a league fixture since losing 3-2 to Arsenal on January 22.
Diogo Dalot returned to training on Thursday, alongside new loan recruit Marcel Sabitzer, providing another boost after Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial came back from their lay-offs as substitutes in the 3-0 win that sealed a 5-0 aggregate triumph.
The boss has suggested he will continue to freshen up his forward line during games, as he did on Wednesday when swapping all three attacking players.
“I think I could do that for future games coming up,” he said. “To bring them in but also to rest the others because we need the energy everywhere but definitely the forward line is where we want to score goals.”
Erik ten Hag’s Man. Utd in Premier League
Erik ten Hag made six changes for the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg win over Nottingham Forest and will be playing with his options.
There is also a hope that Ten Hag will have close to a full-strength squad before the campaign is out.
“The problem is they are not always available, until now,” he said of Sancho and Martial.
“We made a lot of compromises during the season so far. So, hopefully, we come to a point where everyone is available and to win trophies, they have to be available because you need them all because you have so many games to cover.
” you can do something from the bench and you can bring in a different dynamic from the bench.”
Three midfielders of the club Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are on the unavailable for premier league play due to injury.
It seems unlikely that he will be thrown straight into the starting line-up, leaving Fred to fill in for the injured Christian Eriksen. He is expected to start in one of the two deeper midfield roles alongside Casemiro.
Bruno Fernandes, who scored the last time United faced Palace, will spearhead the midfield-three, operating in the attacking-midfield berth.
In attack, Ten Hag will almost certainly restore Marcus Rashford to the starting line-up after he started on the bench against Forest. Antony will be expected to continue on the right wing and could be joined in the front-three by Wout Weghorst, who will operate through the middle, despite Martial stepping off the bench to score in midweek.
Crystal palace In Premier League
Eagles boss Patrick Vieira has a few injury worries to contend with ahead of the game, including former Reds winger Wilfried Zaha, who is struggling with a hamstring problem.
Danish centre-back Joachim Andersen has been out since missing our match at Selhurst Park, while James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson could also remain absent.
New loan signing from Arsenal, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and permanent arrival from Stuttgart, Naouirou Ahamada, are in line for debuts.
From the squad from the first-half of the season, Vieira has made a few changes removing Butland and adding one of the a fore mentioned January signings in Lokonga.
Ahamada at 20 doesn’t need to be added due to rules stating that players under the age of 21 don’t need to be included in the 25-man squad, but can still play, having been included in the list of the club’s registered players. Michael Olise is another who is not in the 25-man squad list due to his age.