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Youngster Collyer named in Man United squad against Crystal Palace

Toby Collyer

Manchester United youngster Toby Collyer has been included in the travelling squad for tonight’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The midfielder, who is yet to make his first-team debut for the club, was pictured at Manchester Airport ahead of the squad flying down to London. Collyer, 20, has made the bench on four occasions so far this season in all competitions.

Manager Erik ten Hag has been forced to draft more and more youngsters into the first-team reckoning in recent weeks to provide cover for an increasing number of first-team absentees. Harry Maguire was added to the injury list yesterday because of a muscle problem that is expected to keep him sidelined for around three weeks.

In his absence, Casemiro could be deployed at centre-back for the fourth game running, but this time alongside Jonny Evans. The latter is in contention to return this evening after missing the last five matches with an injury of his own.