Several Manchester United players have shrugged off niggling injury complaints to feature in their side’s Premier League fixture against bottom-ranked Crystal Palace on Saturday, the lineups have revealed.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 30, 2017
Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia all start in United’s 4-2-3-1 formation, with top scorer Romelu Lukaku leading the line for the Red Devils.
Anthony Martial, who starred in United’s mid-week Champions League win over CSKA Moscow, is not fit, however, and Marcus Rashford gets the nod in his stead. Eric Bailly is another United players not to feature and the Ivorian is replaced by Chris Smalling in United’s back-four.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 30, 2017
Crystal Palace, who are scoreless since the start of the Premier League season, are without star striker Christian Benteke for the trip to Old Trafford and Bacary Sako will play at the apex of their 4-5-1 formation.
Roy Hodgson, who took over from Frank de Boer in September, will look to right the Eagles’ poor record against the Red Devils in the Premier League but it remains to be seen if the United juggernaut can be stopped by the likes of Palace.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia (c), Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford and Lukaku.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt, Townsend (c), Milivojevic, Cabaye, Schlupp, Puncheon and Sako.
Match kicks off at 2 PM GMT/7.30 PM GMT.