How Manchester United Should Line Up Against Crystal Palace On Saturday

Posted September 30, 2017

Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones didn't make the plane to Russian Federation for their 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Roy Hodgson will today confront a problem he has faced only once before in his 41 years of management when he takes Crystal Palace to face Manchester United at Old Trafford without a recognised senior centre forward.

Former non-league man Ladapo, 24, is still a rookie and not played a single game for Palace.

Mourinho also praised Palace boss Roy Hodgson who is yet to record his first win since taking over from Franck De Boer.

Manchester United will be expected to make it six league wins from seven this weekend when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford. The experienced whistler, from the Wirral, will oversee his fifth Premier League game of the campaign.

One of the questions was especially about the two Premier League offers he received during the summer, but the player made sure to leave it in the past, not leaving any hints for Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United

Crystal Palace are the first side in England's top four divisions to lose their first six games of the season without scoring.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but the additions of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have transformed the Red Devils into genuine title contenders.

Jose Mourinho has also said he does not expect Marouane Fellaini to be fit to face Palace, per Rob Dawson at ESPN FC.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a thigh strain, while James Tomkins is sick and Conor Wickham and Wilfried Zaha remain long-term absentees. The Belgian already has a remarkable 14 goals in 11 appearances this season for club and country in all competitions and has only failed to score in just one Premier League game. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ineligible to play against his parent club and will be unavailable as well.

Even with Pogba still out of the lineup, Crystal Palace have looked loss and Mourinho's side has stood firm. They have had to travel back from Moscow for this match, but the clash with CSKA was not exactly the most physically demanding of fixtures.