In the quest to continue the unbeaten journey, Manchester United will face Crystal Palace, the side that has now reached a new record of the worst start by any Premier League team in the top flight, ever.
The Eagles have now lost six matches on the trot, without scoring a single goal. Following the sacking of the last manager, Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the new boss. But, the display has been all the same. If things go like this, Crystal Palace will surely go down to the Championship next season.
Manchester United, on the other hand, are producing some of the finest football at the moment. They have scored 17 goals from 6 matches in the British top tier and also continued that blistering form in the Champions League. Most recently, the Red Devils thrashed CSKA Moscow at their home ground, winning it by a comfortable margin of 4-1. Naturally, the fans are expecting another big win against Hodgson’s side on Saturday.
Phil Jones has a knock and is unsure to play his part in this fixture. Paul Pogba continues to be unavailable due to the hamstring injury he suffered a few days ago, while Marouane Fellaini got some problems during the last match against Southampton. In addition, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are also not going to take the field against Crystal Palace. On the other hand, Anthony Martial, the star player of the midweek’s Champions League encounter against CSKA, has a knock and will not start the proceedings. Antonio Valencia also
Three of the main Crystal Palace players, Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham and Wilfried Zaha are not fit to play against Manchester United. Tim Fosu-Mensah cannot play against his parent club as well. According to latest news, James Tomkins and Ruben Loftus-cheek are also unfit to feature against United. But, the other players will be available for Hodgson and he will try to make the best combination to put some pressure on the in-form United side.
Here is the expetced lineup for Crystal Palace.
Recent form in Premier League (Latest first):
Manchester United: W-W-D-W-W
Crystal Palace: L-L-L-L-L
Manchester United win: 2/11
Crystal Palace win: 16/1
This Premier League fixture will kick off on Saturday, at 4pm local time (10am Eastern, 9am CDT, 7:30pm IST) and will be played at the Theatre of Dreams. In India, it will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1, while Sky Sports 1 and NBCSN will broadcast the game in the UK and in the USA, respectively. For live streaming links, please send us a message to our official Facebook page.