After having an extended week of rest, Manchester United kickoff their 2020-21 season campaign against side Crystal Palace. The match schedules for Saturday at the Old Trafford with kickoff at 4:30 pm.
Following their exploits in the Europa League, the Red Devils earned a one-week extended rest. Ole Gunnar’s side is back in action this weekend. They take on Crystal Palace, who started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Southampton.
The summer is turning out to be a hectic one for Ed Woodward and the board. Man United fans have been vocal over the silence of the side during the transfer window. The side recently cooled the transfer speculations with the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
One of their major targets this season, Jadon Sancho, looks keen on extending his stay at Borrusia Dortmund. The same happened to targets Sergio Reguilon, Thiago Alcantara and Gareth Bale. Ole Gunnar will cherish the crop of talent in his camp even when the transfer window closes.
Roy Hodgson will use their opening day win against win over Southampton as a motivation at the Old Trafford. The only goal of the day was by prolific winger Wilfried Zaha. Hodgson was open over the future of Zaha with the Ivory Coast international keen on the move from Selhurst Park.
Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other with Red Devils picking 12 wins while Crystal Palace with only two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Aston Villa 1-0 Man United
Sevilla 2-1 Man United
Man United 1-0 FC Copenhagen
Man Untied 2-0 LASK
Leicester City 0-2 Man United
Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brondby IF
Millwall 0-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 3-0 Charlton Athletic
Manchester United Team News
It remains unclear whether Paul Pogba will feature this weekend over a coronavirus scare rocked the World Cup winner. After making a debut last weekend in the friendly against Aston Villa, Van de Beek looks set to making the starting XI this weekend.
Crystal Palace Team News
Eberechi Eze will be pushing for a Premier League debut this weekend with Batshuayi hopeful of starting alongside Jordan Ayew. Benteke and Wickman remain ruled out with respective injuries.
Prediction and Odds
Hosts are in the best form after having one week for added practice against their weekend opponents.
Manchester United Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5