Carabao Cup: Man Utd 3 Crystal Palace 0.
Eric Ten Hag's demand for consistency in performance and results was heeded as Manchester United secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro and Anthony Martial were all on target as United began their defence of the Carabao Cup with all too comfortable victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag made seven changes from the team that ended a three-match losing run with a 1-0 over Burnley on Saturday and will take plenty of positives from the third round tie.
Harry Maguire made a faultless first appearance of the season, alongside fit-again Raphael Varane - not that he was troubled much by a largely punch-less Palace side..
Sofyan Amrabat made his first start for the club since joining on loan from Fiorentina,- starting in an unfamiliar left back role before switching into midfield for the second half - while fellow summer signing Mason Mount impressed after a five-game injury lay-off and was involved both United's first half goals before being replaced at the break.
Youngsters Garnacho, Hannibel Mjebri and Facundo Pellestri gave United plenty of energy and pace while the much-maligned Martial showed he still has an eye for goal when given a chance.
Roy Hodgson was unbeaten on his last four visits to Old Trafford - three with Palace and one with Watford - but after making eight changes it never looked likely he would continue that run with his Palace side barely laying a glove on United until late in the game.
Dean Henderson made it clear he felt he should have taken over from David De Gea as United's No 1 but his hopes of making a point to his old club were cut short after only 19 minutes of his Palace debut when he limpedRead on irishexaminer.com