Erik ten Hag will look to extend Manchester United's winning streak after a difficult start to the season as the Red Devils face Crystal Palace in their opening Carabao Cup tie.
The Manchester club hoisted the trophy aloft in February, and will begin their title defence against Roy Hodgson's team at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
Ten Hag will hope that Saturday night's 1-0 win against Burnley sparks a sea change at the beleagured club, after the Red Devils failed to impress in their opening Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich.
The 4-3 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday marked the third consecutive loss in all competitions, following back-to-back 3-1 thrashings to Arsenal and Brighton in the Premier League.
But should Man United look to clinch victory against the Eagles, they might have to do so with a side that has been depleted through injury or a lack of player availability.
Should Ten Hag look to mimic his preparations for last year's tournament, the Dutch manager could hand a debut start to new recruit Altay Bayindir, who joined the club in September to deputise Andre Onana.
The former Inter Milan goalkeeper could be rested after redeeming himself against Burnley, following a disappointing night in Munich which saw the goalkeeper blame himself for Bayern's opening goal.
United should be confident about the return of Raphael Varane as a full starter in defence, after the France international's nearly six-week absence after picking up an injury in August.
The 30-year-old played a key role in Ten Hag's side last season, and will add confidence and experience to United's backline should he be handed a start three days after coming off the bench to face Burnley.
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