Manchester United are looking to make amends for dropped points last time out. Crystal Palace is by no means an easy away game to right those wrongs, either. Anyway, let’s delve right into our predicted Man United XI vs Palace.
A major opportunity was squandered last time out, though the 20-time Premier League champions have no time to dwell on what has gone. Simply put, a place in the top-four is still in the Red Devils’ hands. It just became a little tougher, that’s all.
Roy Hodgson’s side will be typically-well drilled, while Wilfred Zaha is their obvious danger-man. Make no mistake about it, this will be a tough game. However, if United play to their capabilities, they’ll have a great chance at winning all three points.
The build-up could’ve been better, for sure. Three days in between games isn’t ideal, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a serious left-back conundrum on his hands due to injuries suffered by Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams.
Anyway, enough chatter from me, let’s get right into it.
Check out our predicted Man United XI vs Palace in full here:
David de Gea, fresh off of his 400th Manchester United appearance, will keep his place in between the sticks for this one.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will return to Selhurst Park for the first time as an opposing player tomorrow night, he’ll play at right-back. Over on the left, we’ve gone for Diogo Dalot. This is far from ideal, but he’s pretty much the only option Solskjaer has, assuming neither Shaw or Williams make it, that is.
The back two remains unchanged, though there is every reason to be concerned. Both Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof feel like a mistake waiting to happen recently. A clean sheet here would do wonders for their confidence.
I thought about dropping Nemanja Matic for the bench in favour of Scott McTominay, but I just can’t do it. We need the Serbian’s experience and leadership here. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba will start despite looking exhausted last time out.
The in-form Anthony Martial leads the line. Marcus Rashford was excellent last time out, he’ll play again here. I did think about Daniel James being included as this feels like the type of game for him. However, Mason Greenwood should keep his place despite a sub-par performance against Southampton.
Again, there’s quality to call upon from the substitutes bench, particularly in midfield. Hopefully, we start this one brighter than the Saints match. An early goal here would do the nerves the world of good.
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