Manchester United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have had to wait a week longer than most to return to action, but will be expecting to make up for lost time with a comfortable win over a side expected to spend the season at the bottom end of the table.
That said, Roy Hodgson’s defences are notoriously difficult to break down, and Palace ground out an impressive 1-0 win over Southampton last weekend. That’s in spite of a string of injury problems: Christian Benteke, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt and James Tomkins are some of the seven Eagles players currently occupying the treatment table. In contrast, United will only be without Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones; expect Donny van der Beek to be handed his debut in central midfield.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 17:30 teatime kickoff in the UK, which translates to 12:30 on the east coast of the U.S. and a bright and breezy 09:30 on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League for those in the UK. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Sky Sports’ streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can apparently catch the action via Peacock, whatever that is. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Donny van der Beek, Scott McTominay; Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Update: Fosu-Mensah gets a surprise nod, and Pogba is fit enough to start.
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