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Predicted Man Utd line-up vs Crystal Palace, Hojlund returns

Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford for the second successive game this week.

The Red Devils hosted the Eagles in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night where they secured a comfortable 3-0 win.

It was a much changed Palace outfit and the same was the case for United, who left Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on the bench.

United entertain the Eagles in the Premier League today, and will be eyeing a third straight win in all competitions to climb up the table.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Andre Onana continued in goal in midweek as manager Erik ten Hag decided against rotating his goalkeeper. The Cameroon star kept a second straight clean sheet. He made a couple of key saves and this should boost his confidence. He is expected to start.

The defence could see a solitary change from Tuesday’s win. With Lisandro Martinez and Sergio Reguilon confirmed to be injured, the manager’s defensive options have been further depleted.

Sofyan Amrabat, who had a superb full debut from left-back, is expected to continue from the role with Diogo Dalot at right-back. Raphael Varane could be partnered by Victor Lindelof in central defence. Harry Maguire should drop to the bench.

In midfield, Casemiro is a nailed-on starter from the number six role. Mason Mount returned from a hamstring injury in midweek. He provided the assist for Casemiro’s goal from a corner.

The Englishman played just 45 minutes in the Carabao Cup as a precaution and he should get at least an hour of game time today. Christian Eriksen could replace him off the bench in the second half.

Further forward, Facundo Pellistri, Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Martial could all drop to the bench.

Garnacho had a lively showing from the left wing against Palace, but Marcus Rashford remains the undisputed starter in the position when it comes to the Premier League and European matches.

Bruno Fernandes could start on the right wing, similar to the Burnley game last weekend. Hannibal Mejbri is set to continue from the number 10 role for the third game running. He earned special praise from the manager in the pre-match press conference.

Up front, Rasmus Hojlund is expected to lead the line ahead of Martial. The Dane has only one goal from five outings so far, but he has been a genuine threat to opposition defences with his good hold-up play and ability to make runs behind the backline.

How Man Utd could line-up vs Crystal Palace

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