After the dramatic end to last season, we welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford for the first game of the 2020/21 season.
Having lost just once against the visiting team in the previous 22 games. That loss is still fresh in every MUFC fans mind (hard to forget that last-minute fuckery)
After scoring in the 93rd-minute goal CP’s Patrick Aanholt become the first and to date only visiting player to score a 90th-minute winner away against United in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace have never won back to back league trips against United, only six sides have won away at Old Trafford in consecutive PL games- Man City, Bolton, Liverpool, Southamton, Spurs and West Brom.
Analysing the opposition.
CP are unbeaten in their last four PL away games, one of them being Manchester United. The last team that went unbeaten in their last five PL away games was Chelsea. Will CP be the next team to secure this record? (hell no, why would you think that?)
CP has started their 20/21 campaign with a 1-0 win over Southampton. However, Red Devils have won their opening game more times than any other side (19)
On the other hand, CP has never won two consecutive games at the start of any top-flight campaign.
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League games at Old Trafford (ohh yeaahhh)
With just one month and three daybreak, one friendly against Aston Villa (and one hell of a Sancho transfer drama) United are back in the business.
All eyes will be on on their newest and the only addition- Van De Beek. After participating in the only pre-season game against Aston Villa the Dutch forward will probably come on to make his debut at the 60 minute mark. MUFC fans have to be patient with him, he will take time to adjust to his new environment, teammates and style of play.
The hosts will be favorable to win but cannot underestimate the team which defeated us twice at home last season.
Phil Joans and Axel Tuanzebe are still unavailable
“Phil Jones is still out,” Ole told in his exclusive pre-match interview with MUTV.
“Axel is not 100 per cent back with us yet, but he’s on the grass running, which is a positive. Apart from that, we don’t have any serious injuries, but, as we’ve said, the players are at different stages of their training programmes.
“We need points and the players need games but some of them haven’t trained enough or had enough football. Some of them have been in quarantine, it’s just one of these situations which we’ve adapted to really well before and the players have done well.”
David De Gea
AVB, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw
Greenwood, Bruno, Rashford
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