Manchester United Eyeing Third Consecutive Victory as Crystal Palace Visits Old Trafford
Manchester United is gearing up for an exciting showdown as they welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford this Saturday.
After securing a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Eagles in the Carabao Cup third round just days ago, United aims to extend their winning streak to three matches.
In Tuesday’s encounter, goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro, and Anthony Martial secured Erik Ten Hag’s side a spot in the last 16 of the competition.
However, the road ahead in the Carabao Cup won’t be easy, as United has been drawn against Newcastle United in the next round.
While the cup journey progresses positively, United’s Premier League campaign has encountered a sluggish start, amassing nine points from six games.
Off the pitch, controversies have brewed, with the public fallout between Ten Hag and winger Jadon Sancho grabbing headlines.
As Sancho appears likely to seek an exit from the club, there may be further changes in the midfield come January.
Sky Sports reports that Scott McTominay remains a top target for Fulham, especially if Joao Palhinha departs the club in the upcoming transfer window.
Rumors suggest that Bayern Munich could make a move for Palhinha, keeping Fulham’s interest in McTominay alive as a potential replacement.
McTominay, aged 26, is a proud product of Manchester United’s academy, accumulating 214 senior appearances for the Red Devils. During his tenure, the defensive midfielder has contributed 19 goals and five assists.
Despite transfer speculations circulating over the summer, McTominay stayed at the club. His contract is set to expire in 2025, with Manchester United reportedly placing a £40 million price tag on the Scottish international.
As the season unfolds, United faces both on-field challenges and potential changes in their midfield ranks, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.