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Manchester United provide three team news updates ahead of Crystal Palace clash, it’s mixed news



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Manchester United have provided three team news updates ahead of their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Monday evening.

The Reds will finally return to Premier League action after their 1-1 draw against Burnley last Saturday.

It was yet another disappointing performance and result from Ten Hag’s side, who currently sit in sixth place, just one point above Newcastle United.

Their trip to Selhurst Park will be far from easy. New manager Oliver Glasner has introduced an attractive style of play that has seen The Eagles pick up three wins and a draw in their last four games, including a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.

Importantly, however, is the defensive boost United have received from the return of Jonny Evans to team training on Thursday morning.

The experienced defender has been one of five centre-backs out of action in recent weeks, which has forced Casemiro to drop into the backline alongside Harry Maguire.

His potential return to the team could allow Ten Hag to field a more recognisable back four, even if he is still missing several defenders.

Anthony Martial was also spotted in team training at Carrington on Thursday morning after a lengthy outlay due to surgery.

The Frenchman is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, but potential involvement in recent weeks could aid Rasmus Højlund, who has been overplayed throughout periods this season.

In midfield, Mason Mount has returned to team training and has seen himself gain minutes, although he is yet to start. With Ten Hag confirming that Bruno Fernandes is a doubt, Mount may get his chance in the XI.

According to Sky Sports, Marcus Rashford is still suffering from some discomfort with a knock he sustained during the Coventry City clash in the FA Cup semi-final.

The report also suggested that Lisandro Martínez and Luke Shaw could have also been back in team training this week, but they were not present whilst the media were at Carrington.