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Holders Man Utd advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday night

Manchester United ticked off the first box in the defence of their Carabao Cup title with a comfortable victory over Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

Alejandro Garnacho and Casemiro struck twice in six first-half minutes to put United in control of the tie. Garnacho powered home from Diogo Dalot’s flat cross before Mason Mount provided a pinpoint corner for Casemiro to head home.

Just before United took the lead former Red Devils goalkeeper Dean Henderson was forced off with an injury on his Old Trafford return after joining Palace last month.

Erik ten Hag had made seven changes to the side that won 1-0 at Burnley with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund moving to the bench with one eye on Saturday’s Premier League game with the same opposition.

Mount was subbed at half time for Victor Lindelöf with Ten Hag keen to manage the player’s minutes after his return from injury.

Anthony Martial sealed the win for United 10 minutes into the second half as he finished brilliantly at the back post from Casemiro’s cross. The fourth round draw will take place tomorrow night after Manchester City’s clash at Newcastle United.