Manchester United have been handed an injury boost ahead of Crystal Palace’s visit to Old Trafford on Saturday. The Eagles’ manager, Roy Hodgson, has ruled their striker Christian Benteke out of the clash, as per the London Evening Standard.
The 26-year-old was substituted in Palace’s game against Manchester City in the weekend just gone, and their English manager has declared that the Belgium international will be unavailable for their next game (Manchester United away).
At this point in time, Palace have no other out and out striker available to them, having let former Red Devil Frazier Campbell leave on a free transfer.
Of course, nobody wants to wish an injury or anyone, but Benteke has always been a real thorn in our side due to his aerial prowess – and the game should be slightly easier without the striker.
With that said, both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly have been in fantastic form to start the season, and any forward would have a tough time going up against those two.
This is a fixture that Manchester United simply have to win. Palace haven’t managed to put a single point up on the board yet and it seems as though all the odds are stacked against them.