Manchester United face a defining clash in their attempts to catch Premier League leaders when they travel to the Emirates on Sunday, but first must navigate a tricky tie against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Coming off the back of a memorable Manchester Derby win, Ten Hag’s side are the most in-form side in the top flight, having won all of their last six games, but will need to negotiate a delicate balance between rotation and points in the next six days.
Here’s all the latest teams news ahead of the clash with Patrick Vieira’s side.
January addition Wout Weghorst is in line to make his Manchester United debut against the Eagles, with Anthony Martial picking up yet another injury in the Manchester Derby.
The Frenchman was substituted at half-time, with Ten Hag confirming that he will sit out the clash with Crystal Palace, though he did not suggest how much longer he may be sidelined. It leaves Weghorst, who was not signed in time to make the Manchester Derby squad, as the club’s only recognised striker, though Marcus Rashford could also play there if needed.
Elsewhere, Diogo Dalot continues to be monitored after picking up a muscle injury, which could lead to another start for the rejuvenated Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while Luke Shaw has done nothing to suggest that he should be dropped from central defence but could make way for Lisandro Martinez, who has returned from World Cup duty.
Meanwhile, Donny van De Beek will play no further part in the season after needing surgery on a knee injury.
Ten Hag will have to make a decision on which game to prioritise, with this clash followed by a return to London for a trip to table-topping Arsenal on Sunday. Midfield general Casemiro is a booking away from a suspension, which he would serve against Arsenal should he pick up a caution at Selhurst Park. The same applies to fellow midfielder Fred.
Jadon Sancho has reportedly returned to training but is unlikely to be fit enough to start either clash, though there could be a spot for young starlet Alejandro Garnacho.