Manchester United fans have reason to rejoice as two key players, Harry Maguire and Mason Mount, are poised to make their injury comebacks in the upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Crystal Palace, according to reports from the Manchester Evening News.
The eagerly awaited match against Palace is scheduled for September 26th, marking the third round of the domestic competition. Manchester United enters this fixture on a high note, having secured a Premier League victory against Burnley in their recent away game.
Before the Turf Moor triumph, United had been grappling with a string of defeats, but the tide turned in their favor with a remarkable goal from Bruno Fernandes just before halftime.
Mason Mount’s season at Manchester United had a challenging start as he found himself sidelined due to a hamstring injury sustained last month during a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
Meanwhile, Harry Maguire missed out on crucial fixtures, including the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich and the Burnley game, due to his own injury setback.
Nonetheless, according to the MEN, both Mason Mount and Harry Maguire are on the verge of returning to the squad for the Carabao Cup showdown against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. Their recovery progress has been encouraging during training sessions.
The defensive woes have plagued Manchester United recently, with Jonny Evans and Victor Lindelof taking the helm against Vincent Kompany’s team. Injuries have sidelined Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, and Tyrell Malacia, while Raphael Varane only made a return from the bench at Turf Moor following a brief absence due to fitness concerns.
Harry Maguire, though not a constant in Erik ten Hag’s lineup, remains a valuable asset in defense and his return will provide a welcome boost to the United boss.
In midfield, Ten Hag has faced challenges in harnessing the full potential of players like Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, who played pivotal roles in the club’s success during the 2022/23 season.
Sofyan Amrabat made his debut appearance for Man United in the Burnley match, entering as a late substitute during the final minutes of the game, helping the Red Devils secure their one-goal lead.
Mason Mount’s return will offer Ten Hag another midfield option, but it’s worth noting that the former Chelsea star might be deployed on the right wing against Palace, given that Antony and Jadon Sancho are still unavailable.