Erik ten Hag is weighing up whether or not to begin along with his new signing Wout Weghorst at Crystal Palace if Anthony Martial is dominated out.
But the Manchester United supervisor revealed that Martial had “begged” him to start the Manchester derby, just for the Frenchman to return off after 45 minutes.
Weghorst joined United on mortgage from Burnley on Friday however was registered too late to be eligible for the win over Manchester City whereas Ten Hag has one other putting choice in Marcus Rashford, who started on the left wing on Saturday however scored the winner after transferring infield.
Ten Hag might flip to his fellow Dutchman. “I have to think about that,” he stated. “We will make a clear plan for Palace.”
Martial has been combating damage for the reason that World Cup and Ten Hag defined: “We decided – and he decided as well – to start. He begged to start. I knew the start would be so important in this game and he is really good at pressing and he is a really big element in our pressing.
“But I needed to re-evaluate at half-time as you saw he was not capable to go 100 percent and this is what you need. And also to avoid him getting injured so we took him off but it also had a negative impact on our game after half-time.”
Ten Hag additionally praised Bruno Fernandes, who began on the suitable flank in opposition to City, scored United’s equaliser and confirmed his creativity with a sequence of incisive passes.
He stated: “The idea with Bruno on the right wing and especially in defending we defended as usual but in possession he had a role to come in between the lines to bring an extra player there and bring the opponent problems and create hesitation and confusion. I thought he played that role brilliantly.
“The rest of the team adapted well to the situation and we had really good breaks by finding the free man. Bruno was an important factor in that role and important in the pressing as well. I didn’t know he was man of the match but he was my man of the match, definitely.”