Mason Mount and Harry Maguire Poised for Manchester United's Carabao Cup Clash

Mason Mount and Harry Maguire are on track to be available for Manchester United's upcoming Carabao Cup encounter against Crystal Palace.

Reports from the Manchester Evening News confirm that both players participated in training this morning, signaling their potential involvement in the Carabao Cup fixture against Crystal Palace.

Mount, who had been sidelined due to a hamstring injury sustained during a match against Tottenham last month, has not featured in any United games since then. Although he did not make the squad for the Burnley match on Saturday, his return to training suggests he may see action against Palace after another week of preparation.

The inclusion of Harry Maguire is a positive development for manager Erik ten Hag, who has faced a shortage of defensive options. Maguire is expected to be eager for some playing time.

For Mason Mount, his return provides an opportunity to make a mark on the team following a series of underwhelming performances at the start of the season.

It remains uncertain whether Ten Hag will make substantial changes to the lineup that secured victory against Burnley over the weekend. While he must consider the ongoing injury crisis, there is also a pressing need to build momentum after a sluggish start to the campaign.

Players like Sofyan Amrabat could benefit from additional playing time, making the upcoming match an important fixture for United.