James Garner may function on Manchester United’s pre-season tour for the primary time on Tuesday because the Reds face Crystal Palace in Melbourne.
It has been extensively reported that supervisor Erik ten Hag desires an in depth take a look at Garner on the tour earlier than deciding whether or not he ought to return out on mortgage or whether or not he can play an element within the United squad within the forthcoming season.
However an damage picked up in coaching dominated the England Below 21 worldwide out for the primary two tour video games, in opposition to Liverpool and Melbourne Victory.
It’s doable that if Garner is given one of many two deep midfield berths, usually occupied by Scott McTominay and Fred, the opposite is likely to be switched as nicely.
Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage have shone in these roles when approaching as subs in opposition to each Liverpool and Melbourne, so certainly one of them is likely to be supplied a begin as nicely. We advise Iqbal however there’s a case for each.
Elsewhere on the pitch, David de Gea and Raphael Varane ought to return from their minor knocks. Ten Hag will most likely wish to see the Varane/Maguire partnership in motion, so Victor Lindelof will seemingly return to the bench.
Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot ought to proceed their roles within the full again positions.
Up entrance, after a formidable substitute look in opposition to Melbourne, Marcus Rashford may substitute Anthony Elanga on the left wing, with Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial persevering with their effective begin to the tour.
There could also be some surprises up Ten Hag’s sleeve, nonetheless.
Wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho and the supremely gifted Hannibal Mejbri haven’t been given any minutes but on the tour and will function.
As well as, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has solely been seen briefly within the second half in opposition to Liverpool and may be able to see extra minutes on the pitch.
That being mentioned, right here is our predicted line-up to face Palace. Kick off is at 11.10am BST on Tuesday.