Erik ten Hag ensured his first season as the Manchester United manager would be a notable one when his side won the League Cup, but the team will not just be aiming to successfully defend their title when they take to the pitch on Tuesday. They will hope returning to League Cup action will be just the thing that helps them finally put a rough patch behind them.
The holders enter the competition in the third round, as will the other Premier League clubs who are competing in European competition. United will be up against a Crystal Palace side that is just one point behind them in league play but will need to adjust considerably considering their second-round opponent was Championship side Plymouth Argyle.
Here’s what you need to know before tuning in.
How to watch and odds
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Old Trafford — Manchester, England
Live stream: ESPN+
Odds: Manchester United -180; Draw +285; Crystal Palace +470