Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reserved praise for summer signings Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount after knocking Crystal Palace out of the Carabao Cup.
The Red Devils advanced to round four with a3-0 win against the Eagles at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Alejandro Garnacho broke the deadlock midway through the first half before Casemiro — assisted by Mount — doibled the lead. Anthony Martial rounded off the scoring just before the hour mark.
Amrabat made his first start for United since joining on an initial loan from Fiorentina, beginning the match in a makeshift left-back role before being shifted into his more natural midfield position. Mount, meanwhile, played the first 45 minutes on his return from injury.
Speaking post-match, Ten Hag was delighted with the performances of the duo. Starting with Mount, he said: «He played very well. I'm sure when he's totally integrated he will play much better. He's just starting at United.
»Sofyan is a player — and that is one of the reasons we signed him — where the team needs him, he will play and he can play in more positions.
«Every player has his best position but he gives a certain dynamic in the game. We have seen today but also for him and many players, we just started.
»That process was a little bit interrupted by the many injuries we have because when you can play a long time with the same team then you get routines, the players learn each other and it's more automatic. You see Mason, Amrabat, you see also others, they can contribute to our game and they will do."
United have now won back-to-back games for the first time this season having also seen off Burnley on Saturday night.
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