After a massive 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup. Surprisingly, for the second time in five days, Manchester United vs Crystal Palace will take place at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
The Red Devils literally dumped the Eagles out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. Therefore, it’s going to be another long 90 minutes on Saturday between the two sides.
Erik ten Hag’s troops have now won their previous matches in all competitions. Obviously, the Dutch gaffer will be looking forward to making it three consecutive wins.
Of course, Premier League games are usually tough and rough. Which means the Eagles are most unlikely to take easy on the Red Devils on Saturday.
Despite the fact that Erik ten Hag’s troops have the UEFA Champions League game next week. They would want to win over Crystal Palace for the second time this campaign.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace don’t usually easy. At least, the host have had 19 wins in their last 28 games in the Premier League. Obviously, the Red Devils know how to silence the Eagles.
The visitor has been struggling in the Premier League this campaign. Nevertheless, they would want to go tough on Manchester United on their home soil on Saturday in the league.
On the contrary, Crystal Palace are currently winless in their last three games in all competitions. Of course, they would want to win at Old Trafford.
In the Carabao Cup fixture on Tuesday. The Eagles had just 4 shots with 31% ball possession. Apparently, Erik ten Hag’s troops outplayed them throughout the 90 minutes.
However, Crystal Palace wouldn’t let that happen again in the Premier League. Which means they will face the Red Devils with a high level of winning spirit.
The visitor hasn’t won over any top teams in the Premier League this season. They have won just two games in the league, which were against Sheffield United and Wolves.
The Eagles last victory over Manchester United was in May 2022. Regardless, Roy Hodgson may perform some magic to stop the Red Devils from having back-to-back victories.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace team news
Apparently, Jadon Sancho and Antony are still unavailable. Both attackers won’t be facing the Eagles at Old Trafford on Saturday. However, the Red Devils have enough reinforcements.
Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are both battling with muscle injuries. Unfortunately, the two left-backs are unavailable for the league game during the weekend.
Lisandro Martínez availability is still unknown. The Argentine centre-back has a foot injury, and he has already missed two consecutive matches for the club.
Also, Sergio Reguilón missed the Carabao Cup fixture on Tuesday due to an illness. However, he’s most likely to be available to face the Eagles on Saturday.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is still on the sidelines as a result of an injury. Regardless, Diogo Dalot is available to play as a right-back against Roy Hodgson’s troops.
In addition, Amad Diallo and Kobbie Mainoo are still unavailable. They are battling with ankle and knee injuries, respectively.
Unbelievably, Crystal Palace also have many players on the sidelines. Which means Roy Hodgson doesn’t have enough brilliant and talented players ahead of Saturday.
Michael Olise is still unavailable for the Eagles. Apparently, he hasn’t participated in any games this season due to a thigh injury.
Also, Odsonne Edouard missed the Carabao Cup game as a result of a thigh injury. He actually scored a brace against Wolverhampton in the Premier League.
Nathan Ferguson is still battling with an injury. As a matter of fact, the English youngster hasn’t played any games for Crystal Palace since January 2023 in all competitions.
Unfortunately, Dean Henderson sustained a thigh injury against Manchester United on Tuesday. As a result, he won’t be available to face his former club on Saturday.
Jefferson Lerma is also out of the squad as a result of a thigh injury. He has already missed three consecutive matches for the Eagles in the 2023-2024 campaign.
The Eagles new signing, Matheus Franca, hasn’t played any games for the club since his arrival. Of course, he joined the Premier League side during the summer’s transfer window.
Unfortunately, he’s currently out of the squad as a result of an injury. Also, James Tomkins is still unavailable because of a calf injury. Roy Hodgson actually has many men on the sidelines.
Manchester United possible lineup (3-4-3)
Onana; Lindelof, Maguire, Varane; Dalot, Reguilón; Amrabat, Casemiro; Mount, Højlund, Rashford.
Crystal Palace possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Johnstone; Mitchell, Andersen, Guehi, Ward; Doucoure, Hughes; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace predictions
After the 2-0 loss in the Carabao Cup fixture on Tuesday. The Eagles are most unlikely to win over the Red Devils on Saturday on their home soil.
Crystal Palace usually plays with a high level of winning spirit against Manchester United. However, they always end up with a defeat.
Since Roy Hodgson will be missing some first-team players in the game. The Eagles don’t have enough reinforcements to defeat Erik ten Hag’s men.
As a result, Manchester United vs Crystal Palace predictions may favor the host. At least, the Dutch gaffer would want to continue their winning ways.
The Red Devils have won 19 of their previous 28 games against the Eagles. Apparently, it’s obvious that the host has the upper-hand to win on Saturday.
Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace
Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace will kick-off at 15:00pm (BST). The EPL game will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday.