In London, Ten Hag will be without the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Diallo. 'We have already expanded the squad for this season, but due to the World Cup in the middle of the season and the FA Cup, it has been a full season,' said the Dutchman at the press conference.
'Many of my colleagues have already pointed it out, but it is an excess of matches. Players can no longer cope with the packed fixture schedule and that's why there are so many injuries.'
There was also positive news from the hospital of The Red Devils. Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen are available again after recovering from the flu. Antony has also returned to England, but Ten Hag left questions about the Brazilian winger unanswered. He also parried questions about Jadon Sancho. 'I've already said everything about that.'
Both teams also played against each other in the League Cup last week. Then Manchester United beat The Eagles 3-0. Ten Hag thinks it will be a very different game at Old Trafford than last Tuesday. 'Both sides will be different, but we have drawn belief from Tuesday's game. I know the opponent is looking for revenge and that will be their vision.'