Manchester United and Crystal Palace have released their respective provisional squad ahead of their league meeting on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils will host Crystal Palace at the Theatre of Dreams in one of the week three games in the Premier League.
Ahead of the game, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that young Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot has not recovered from the injury that has disturbed him at the start of this season.
Diogo Dalot will miss the Crystal Palace game alongside fellow defenderTimothy Fosu-Mensah as Manchester United plot to return to winning ways after the 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.
Man Utd v Crystal Palace Provisional Squads:
Manchester United: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Daniel James, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Juan Manuel Mata, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Gary Cahill, Patrick Van Aanholt, Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp, Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur, James McCarthy, Victor Camarasa, Max Meyer, Andros Townsend, Cheikh Kouyate, Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Conor Wickham.
Key Liverpool Duo Set To Miss Crystal Palace Clash
Premier League leaders Liverpool might be without two of their best players for the league clash with London club Crystal Palace.
Liverpool travel to take on the Eagles in a week 13 league game billed for Selhurst Park on Saturday evening and they might be without Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson.
According to Sky Sports, Salah and Robertson are struggling to recover from respective ankle problems ahead of the game against the Eagles.
Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson are key players for Liverpool though they have adequate replacements for them if they will be unable to play the game.
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Veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner could slot in at left-back in the absence of Scotland international skipper Andy Robertson, while Belgian national team striker Divock Origi is likely to replace Mohamed Salah in the Liverpool XI ahead of the Crystal Palace match.
Andy Robertson missed the international break with Scotland as a result of the injury as his country rounded up their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020.
The same applies to Mohamed Salah who missed the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers for North African side Egypt.
Liverpool would be hoping to maintain their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with an away victory over Crystal Palace.
The Real Reason Nemanja Matic Would Leave Old Trafford In January Revealed
Crystal Palace are reportedly plotting a transfer for experienced Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic ahead of the January transfer window.
According to journalist IndyKaila, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Nemanja Matic who has not been able to secure a spot in the Manchester United XI due to the emergence of young Scottish international Scott McTominay.
Nemanja Matic is presently out injured at the moment with an unspecified injury.
The Serbian international recently went to Dubai alongside England international left-back Luke Shaw as the two Manchester United players try to recover from their various injury problems.
Nemanja Matic is working his way back to full fitness and he’s expected to be fit for the next Manchester United game in the Premier League.
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The Serbian could be in line for a return to the Manchester United squad at least for the league trip to Premier League newcomers Sheffield United on Sunday.
Ahead of the week 13 Premier League game scheduled to take place at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United have more points than Manchester United.
The Blades have recorded 17 points from the 12 games played this season and the Red Devils have one point less than their upcoming league opponents.
Sheffield United and Manchester United are in fifth position and seventh position respectively.
Crystal Palace Identify Replacement For Aaron Wan-Bissaka
London club Crystal Palace have identified the replacement for Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to the publication from the stables of Football Fancast.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka left Crystal Palace to join Manchester United in the summer but the Eagles are yet to replace the English right-back.
Crystal Palace received around £50m for the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka who was their first choice right-back throughout the last campaign.
Joel Ward played second fiddle to Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back throughout last season and he has been promoted to first-choice this season in the absence of the new Manchester United signing.
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The Crystal Palace defender sustained a groin injury in the last league game, a 2-0 away defeat in the London Derby clash with Chelsea, and that has left the Eagles short in that area.
Utility defender Martin Kelly can play as a right-back, left-back and as a center-back thus making him the only cover for Joel Ward at Crystal Palace at the moment.
Crystal Palace are in the market for a new right-back and they have identified Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash as the man for the job though fellow Premier sides Southampton and Everton are also interested in him as confirmed by the aforementioned report.
Crystal Palace Eyeing January Transfer For Young Liverpool Striker
Young Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster is attracting the interest of Premier League club Crystal Palace according to the latest media reports from the United Kingdom.
Rhian Brewster is a regular member of the Liverpool team this season though he’s yet to break into the main squad properly.
According to Football Whispers, Crystal Palace want to sign Rhian Brewster during the winter transfer window in January.
The young English striker has made two appearances for Liverpool this season with those appearances coming in the Carabao Cup including the 5-5 draw at home to North London giants Arsenal.
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Liverpool and Arsenal served up a 10-goal thriller in the Carabao Cup fourth round clash before the Reds defeated their Premier League opposition 5-4 on penalties.
Rhian Brewster is yet to score this season in the colors of Liverpool but that has not stopped the Eagles from trying to sign him.
Without him in action for Liverpool in the league, the Reds have opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the table over nearest challengers Leicester City and Chelsea.
The Reds were able to extend their advantage at the top of the Premier League table courtesy the controversial 3-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City.
Manchester United Plotting £70m Return For Ex-Player
Three-time European champions Manchester United are reportedly keen on re-signing one of their former players according to The Sun.
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is a key player for the Eagles but he’s wanted back at Old Trafford despite his highly unsuccessful spell at the club.
According to the publication from the stables of The Sun, Manchester United want to re-sign Wilfried Zaha in a deal that could be as high as £70m.
The Ivorian international is said to be one of their priority transfers next summer.
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Wilfried Zaha was the last signing of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United but he didn’t justify his £15m price tag at the club before being farmed out on loan to Welsh team Cardiff City.
He joined Crystal Palace on loan afterwards before securing a permanent return to the London club whom he left for Manchester United in 2013.
Since his return to Selhurst Park, he has scored 32 goals in 175 Premier League games.
Wilfried Zaha was the subject of bids from the likes of Everton and Arsenal in the summer after the player indicated his willingness to leave the club but they were unable to match the £80m asking price from Crystal Palace.
Likely Chelsea XI Ahead Of Crystal Palace
West London giants Chelsea would be hoping to continue their recent form in the Premier League ahead of their London Derby clash home to Crystal Palace who are one of the best teams on the road this term.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has led the Blues to five straight wins in the Premier League since the 2-1 loss at home to league leaders Liverpool.
Since the Liverpool defeat, Chelsea have won games against the likes of Southampton, Burnley, Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion as well as bottom team Watford.
Frank Lampard has one or two changes to make for his starting XI ahead of the Crystal Palace game.
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The former Chelsea midfielder will have to name a substitute for Italian international Jorginho in his starting lineup with the player suspended for the game against Eagles at Stamford Bridge after accumulating five yellow cards.
French World Cup winner N’Golo Kante is likely to come in for the suspended Jorginho in the Chelsea midfield.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is also likely to miss the Crystal Palace game because of injury.
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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been one of the best players for the west London giants in the Premier League season in what’s a remarkable form of renaissance for the Italian national team player.
Jorginho was much maligned by the Chelsea fans while Maurizio Sarri was the Blues boss last season having followed the Italian tactician from Serie A giants Napoli to Stamford Bridge at the start of last season.
The advent of Frank Lampard as the successor to Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager has led to the Jorginho being rejuvenated in a Chelsea team performing well this season despite the transfer ban imposed on them by world football’s governing body FIFA.
Chelsea were unable to sign players in the summer due to the two-window transfer ban slammed on the West Londoners.
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The Blues will be without the aforementioned Jorginho for the Crystal Palace game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Jorginho has accumulated five yellow cards and he’s suspended for the home game against the Eagles.
The Italian international is expected to be replaced by French midfielder N’Golo Kante who has battled with a knee problem for the majority of the new Premier League season.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is also a doubt for the Crystal Palace game after picking up a knock against Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League.
Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Crystal Palace Revealed
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been heavily criticized by the Gunners Faithfuls in recent days especially after the disappointing defeat to Premier League newcomers Sheffield United on Monday night.
The Gunners were beaten by a lone goal courtesy the first half tap-in from Sheffield United striker Lys Moussett.
It was another poor away result for Arsenal in the Premier League under Unai Emery.
The Spaniard would be hoping that his team will bounce back from that defeat to the Blades with the league meeting with Crystal Palace in what’s a London Derby clash billed for the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
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Arsenal lost the corresponding fixture 3-2 last season and they are expected to face another test against a Crystal Palace well drilled under the guidance of former England and Switzerland manager.
Crystal Palace are one of the best teams when it comes to getting results away from home in the Premier League.
Unai Emery is not expected to make a lot of changes for the visit of Crystal Palace with the left-back spot presently occupied by Sead Kolasinac under threat from new signing Kieran Tierney.
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