Manchester United will entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford this Tuesday night as they try to secure a good result in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Red Devils managed to earn a narrow 1-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League recently which should give them some confidence ahead of this midweek cup game.
Erik ten Hag will once again opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make some changes to his first XI for this game. Anthony Martial, Sofyan Amrabat and Facundo Pellistri could all get a chance to impress from the start of this EFL Clash versus the Eagles.
4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace
Altay Bayındır will operate in between the sticks for Man United as he looks to keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford. Victor Lindelof will get an opportunity to put in a solid performance alongside Jonny Evans at the heart of the Man United backline. Their main focus would be to keep the Palace attackers frustrated throughout the 90 minutes.
Diogo Dalot will fill in as the right-back while Sergio Reguilon hopes to catch the eye as the left-back. Ten Hag will give both of them the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.
Raphael Varane will offer cover for the centre-back positions on the bench.
Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay will anchor the midfield for Man United as they try to make life tough for the Eagles at the centre of the park.
The talented trio of Alejandro Garnacho, Christian Eriksen and Facundo Pellistri will operate just ahead of them as part of Ten Hag’s attack. All three of them would need to move the ball with a high tempo if Man United want to create enough chances to win this cup clash at the Theatre of Dreams.
Casemiro will be rested on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Anthony Martial will spearhead Man United’s attack in the final third. The French centre-forward has to figure out a way to threaten the opposition goal during the 90 minutes.
Marcus Rashford will have to settle for a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to catch the eye as a substitute in the latter stages of the game if Man United are in need of a goal by then.