Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria has been impressive so far for Manchester United. [Reuters]

Manchester United will face Crystal Palace in the weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 11pm GMT.


After failing to win the first away match of the season, Louis van Gaal would be hoping to find another victory at home in order to make sure the situation does not get even worse at Old Trafford.

The 20-times English champions lost their last fixture 1-0 to local rivals Manchester City as the Premier League champions took advantage of a 10-man United after defender Chris Smalling was sent off in the first half.

Prior to the City fixture, United settled for a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at home and in both matches, against City and Chelsea, United did show a very promising display on the pitch. Van Gaal would be hoping that the form shown by his men would be able to convert into results in order to keep their hopes alive of finishing the season in the top four.

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock returned to Crystal Palace after leaving the club in 2010. Getty

Meanwhile, Palace are not enjoying a great run in the league as they have just two wins so far this season. This includes a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Sunderland in front of their home fans. United have won only at home this season and away from home, Palace have been struggling as they have failed to manage a clean sheet this campaign.

A similar fate again on Saturday will see Neil Warnock's side face another defeat, especially with Van Gaal having players like Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie at his disposal.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal: "I said to the boys their willpower and labour were unbelievable and they can be very proud. The fans know the boys are willing to give everything for the shirt of the club. But at the end of the game, we have zero points. In this sport, it is always the goals that count. We were so close in spite of playing with ten men. We had more chances [with ten men] than in the first half. We are close but not close enough."

Neil Warnock: "I'm going to be boring from now on. (I will) Give you nothing to write about. I know journalists appreciate my comments, but they are not the ones who pay the fines. The media is part of my job and I have a lot of acquaintances who are journalists and I know how hard they work, so I will always come out and do press conferences."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 3/10
  • Draw: 79/17
  • Crystal Palace to win: 19/2

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W D D L
  • Last Result: Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

CSKA Moscow

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L D L
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 1- 3 Sunderland

Team News

James Wilson
Robin Van Persie is set to be dropped in favour of James Wilson for the clash against Crystal Palace Getty Images/Alex Livesey

Manchester United

  • Injured: Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Rafale da Silva (knock), Phil Jones (shin splints), Radamel Falcao (calf), Jonny Evans (ankle), Jesse Lingard (knee), Ashley Young (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Chris Smalling

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, McNair, Blackett, Shaw; Fellaini, Blind; Mata, Rooney, Di Maria; Wilson

Crystal Palace

  • Injured:Wilfried Zaha (ineligible)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Speroni; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Bolasie; Chamakh, Campbell