Manchester United secures the qualification in the next round with a comfortable win.

For United, Carabao Cup represents a unique opportunity to get a trophy for this season and for Crystal Palace, this was an early final.

United started with Anthony Martial, Mason Mount, and Hannibal Mejbri. They played in a 3-4-2-1 with two central midfielders Sofyan Amrabat and Carlos Henrique Casemiro. Crystal Palace played with Jeffrey Schlupp and Jean Philippe Mateta in the attack in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

The match started with Manchester United in possession and with the midfielders who wanted to organize from the back.

Dean Henderson had problems in the 17th minute and he asked for a sub. Sam Johnstone replaced him in the 20th minute.

United finds the goal first…

United stroke in the 21st with Alejandro Garnacho after a pass from Diogo Dalot.

Diogo Dalot had a chance himself one minute later but his shot was saved by Johnstone.

Casemiro sent the advantage in the 26th with a header after a cross from Mason Mount from the corner.

Rob Holding received a yellow earlier on for a foul on Anthony Martial. Hannibal Mejbri also received a yellow for a foul in the midfield.

Crystal Palace started to react with Mateta and Doucoure organizing the attacks in the 35th minute. But United responded with possession and pressure.

United played with courage and insisted on finding the goal with Mount in the 45th, but his shot was saved by Johnstone. Five minutes were added on as the first half ended in the advantage of United by two goals to zero.

Jesurun Ruk Sakyi was replaced by Marc Guehi and United in the other hand replaced Mason Mount with Victor Lindelof.

Palace had more possession in the first minutes of the second half with Ayew and with Clyne in the right side. But this was the United game.

Casemiro crossed for Martial and the attacker scored with the left foot to find the left corner of Johnstone. Three goals were more than enough to finish the game for United.

Eze was on for Schlupp and Hughes entered for Doucoure. Palace wanted to close this match without conceding and to try to create upfront in the 60th minute.

United made their subs and Sofyane Amrabat walked off for Daniel Gore who made his senior debut for Manchester United. Raphael Varane was replaced by Jonny Evans also in the 61st minute.

Clyne tried with a shot in the 67th, but his shot ended well over the target of Andrei Onana.

Mateta was denied by the hands on Onana in the 68th and this seemed to be a step forward for Palace in this game.

Hannibal left the pitch for Donny Van der Beek in the 71st minute and United was controlling the game in the midfield and not let the counters come on. The way Eric ten Hag had solved problems in both transitions and the way they interpreted the game with the passing in the midfield gives the sensation of another team.

 Donny van de Beek of Manchester United in action with Jairo Riedewald of Crystal Palace/Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Rasmus Hojlund was on the pitch for Anthony Martial in the 75th minute. He would bring more energy for United and options forward.

Riedewald walked off the pitch and was subbed by David Ozoh in the 80th minute. Ozoh had his moment three minutes later when he shot in the box, but with Onana defeated he could not find the target.

Garnacho tried one in the 89th minute, but Johnstone was there with a splendid save to deny the fourth goal for United. Three minutes were added on as Manchester United secured qualification in the next round with a comfortable win.

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