Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace


Up to 11 players are a doubt for Manchester United in their season opener on Saturday against Crystal Palace. There are of course different degrees as to how likely each of these players are to miss out on the curtain raiser, and we only have one confirmed absentee.

How manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lines up his first team will be intriguing though, to say the least. One can expect Donny van de Beek, the team’s only signing this summer, to get a starting assignment.

Manchester United Season Opener vs Crystal Palace 

Kickoff: Sat Sept. 19, 5:30 Old Trafford

Team News for both sides: go here

Odds: Palace win +850, United win -325, draw +440

“Everyone has helped me a lot and wanted to make me feel at home and this is really good for me and it has given me the confidence to play,” said Van De Beek.

“It’s a family club, I feel this already from the first seconds I have been here. Old Trafford is an amazing stadium. The nicest thing will be when the fans are there too and I cannot wait to play for the first time in front of them.”

“I hope to see them soon in the stadium because for our team they will give us a lot of power when we can have them with us.”

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Van De Beek, McTomina; Jame, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial


Prediction: Manchester United 2, Crystal Palace 0

Despite the long list of potential absentees, United should win this one easily, as they dominate this fixture. Besides, the Eagles of plenty of problems of their own.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune and SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Fancy utd to win with 12 players on the pitch!

  2. Foolish go start wiyh DDG in goal anew.

  3. With the way our transfers have been going we might need 13!

  4. Add more two to make 14 players….

  5. Cally s Wales says

    Come on United board get your fingers out at least 2 more signings

  6. At least another 2 more signing will do utd great

  7. Am Sunny,man utd to win 3-0

  8. Sunny Edache says

    Am Sunny,man utd to win 3-0

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