This will be the first game for Man United this season as they were off in the first week and will get the Crystal Palace clash at the Old Trafford with the hope of continuing the winning streak they enjoyed in the last few games of the season.

Paul Pogba remains a major doubt for the game as a result of the coronavirus he contacted. He was away from a couple of training and there are no assurances he would be ready for a starting role despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to have him.

The Frenchman’s absence could hand a debut to the new recruit, Donny van de Beek to play alongside Bruno Fernandes in the middle with the Red Devils having a fully fit team as Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are the only absentees for the game.

However, United have enjoyed more victories than their Saturday visitors, having won 17 of 22 clashes in the past at the Old Trafford, giving them the hope of a good start.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace might be handing a debut to Nigerian international Eberechi Eze with manager Roy Hodgson hoping to line him up in the attack alongside Wilfried Zaha and Michy Batshuayi.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.