Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag must decide whether to hand Marcel Sabitzer a Red Devils debut from the start of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Sabitzer has been signed on loan from Bayern Munich to replace the injured Christian Eriksen, and will likely feature against the Eagles.
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Goalkeeper: David de Gea
David de Gea was afforded a rare rest in the midweek EFL Cup semi-final win over Nottingham Forest. Tom Heaton deputised for the Spaniard but the second-choice shot-stopper will return to the bench. On-loan Palace star Jack Butland is ineligible against his parent club.
Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed a resurgence of late, and his good form persuaded Ten Hag to keep the right-back amid interest from former club Palace, in addition to Wolves and Aston Villa. He will surely start against the Eagles with Diogo Dalot still nursing an injury.
Raphael Varane came off with 10 minutes remaining in the win over Forest but is not believed to be injured. The Frenchman announced his international retirement this week aged just 29, in a move that could prolong his club career.
Ten Hag will surely keep his preferred back four intact, although might be tempted to hand Tyrell Malacia a start at left-back. Lisandro Martinez will continue at centre-back alongside Varane.
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