Manchester United kick off their English Premier League season on Saturday when they take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side skipped the first weekend of action after being granted an extra rest following their prolonged Europa League campaign.
And now they make their bow off the back of a ragged few weeks, with Harry Maguire dropped from the England squad for an incident on holiday in Greece and Mason Greenwood sent home from Three Lions duty following a breach of lockdown protocol.
Maguire looks set to marshal a United defence in front of under-fire keeper David de Gea, with the Spain international desperate to keep hold of the gloves ahead of Dean Henderson.
Donny van de Beek will expect to make his EPL debut following his transfer from Ajax, while wing back Aaron Wan-Bissaka takes on his old club.
Crystal Palace started the new campaign on the front foot, as a Wilfried Zaha volley proved enough to see off Southampton at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles’ star man, whose own future remains uncertain with the transfer window still open, is out to impress against his former club following a difficult spell at Old Trafford before returning to his boyhood team.
Man United vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained.
The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Line-up predictions
Probable Manchester United Starting XI: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial.
Probable Crystal Palace Starting XI: Vicente Guaita, Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Scott Dann, Tyrick Mitchell, Eberechi Eze, James McCarthy, James McArthur, Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi, Jordan Ayew.