Henderson won the Manchester United keeper job last season but then got coronavirus which has kept him out of action since July. David de Gea’s heroic last-gasp penalty save on Sunday means he will be difficult to displace but a strong performance tonight would be a good start.
And boy was it eventful. Jesse Lingard scored an outrageous goal late on, before not celebrating out of respect after his brief spell with West Ham. David Moyes’ side then won a penalty even later with the West Ham manager bringing on Mark Noble just for the penalty… which he then missed.
Dean Henderson makes his first appearance of the season as Phil Jones is named in Manchester United’s matchday squad for the first time in 19 months.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes 11 changes from Sunday’s Premier League win at West Ham as David Moyes’ men arrive at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup third-round.
Henderson starts after recovering from prolonged fatigue following his positive Covid-19 test in July, with Jones among the substitutes as the defender looks to make his first appearance since January 2020.
Alphonse Areola and Alex Kral make their West Ham debuts as Moyes makes 10 alterations, with Jarrod Bowen the only player to keep his spot.
Good evening, expect both sides to rotate in tonight’s Carabao Cup third-round clash
Manchester United defender Alex Telles has returned to training and will be in the squad to face West Ham United in the League Cup today, while 19-year-old forward Anthony Elanga will also be involved, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.
Telles, 28, has been sidelined since sustaining an ankle injury during pre-season training in July. The Brazilian left back was second choice to Luke Shaw last season and made 24 appearances across all competitions.
“Anthony was terrific in pre-season – his attitude, his enthusiasm, his directness. I love to see players like this,” Solskjaer told the club’s website ahead of today’s game at Old Trafford.
“He was disappointed not to travel down to West Ham (on Sunday) but he scored for the Under-23s and now he’s ready. He’ll be involved in the squad… Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well.
“We lost nobody on Sunday so it’s the same squad or same pool of players to choose from. We know it’s early on in the season and some players need minutes to get their proper fitness up so I will make a few changes.”
Solskjaer added Jesse Lingard would start after the midfielder secured all three points with a late winner in Sunday’s dramatic 2-1 Premier League victory at West Ham.
For West Ham, Michail Antonio is back from his ban today but manager David Moyes could rest him with Saturday’s league trip to Leeds in mind. The London outfit have a packed schedule this campaign due to their Europa League qualifcation and will have played six matches in 20 days by the end of September.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and midfielder Alex Kral are in line to make their debuts following their summer loan moves.
Issa Diop, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini could also start along with club captain Mark Noble, whose stoppage-time penalty miss cost the Hammers a point at the weekend.