Saturday’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace will kick-off at 10 am EST in the US and in the UK at 15:00 BST. The referee will be Paul Tierney.
Eric Bailly is still sidelined with a long-term knee injury that he sustained during the pre-season. Alexis Sanchez is the only other doubt for the Red Devils. The Chilean striker continues to work on his fitness after being involved in the Copa America tournament over the summer.
As for Palace, James Tompkins and Mamadou Sakho are still unavailable due to injuries sustained in the previous season. Tompkins hasn’t played for the Eagles since having surgery on his groin in April, and Sakho continues to recuperate after suffering a knee injury.
This is a game that United should win, especially when you look at our great start to the season in our 4-0 drubbing at home against Chelsea. This is a home game that is winnable and I don’t see any real reason why shouldn’t win. I am sure that they will make life tough for us because they are a decent team and most teams like to sit back and defend and then try to hit us on the counter or score through set-pieces.
The Eagles biggest threats will be Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojevic. All team are knowledgeable about these players and if we can neutralize those threats, defend well overall and take our chances on the other end of the field then we should win this game.