Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Manchester United has had a successful start to life under new manager Erik ten Hag, scoring four goals in their summer friendlies against Liverpool and Melbourne Victory thus far. They will be hoping for more of the same against Crystal Palace.
In their debut match on Australian soil, a depleted Eagles team was defeated 2-0 by Liverpool; they will need to step up against the Red Devils.
Two Premier League rivals will face off at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and GOAL will be there to provide you with all the necessary information for following the action from Australia.
The pre-season contest will not be broadcast on television in the United Kingdom, but it is available to watch and stream online through MUTV and PalaceTV+.
Man United roster and team news
Tyrell Malacia, a summer addition, is at Ten Hag’s disposal, but Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez will join the team once the Red Devils travel back to Europe.
While Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Jadon Sancho are vying for attacking positions, Cristiano Ronaldo has not participated in the preseason due to his absence from a group travelling to Asia and Australia.
While David de Gea is available after missing a match with Melbourne Victory, Donny van de Beek is another player trying to break into the starting lineup. But Raphael Varane gets left out.
Alongside other academy grads Alejandro Garnacho and Hannibal Mejbri, James Garner is also waiting for his first preseason minutes after picking up an injury.
Man United’s official starting lineup includes De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Dalot, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Sancho, Martial, and Rashford.
Roster and team news for Crystal Palace
With Wilfried Zaha, Eberechi Eze, and Marc Guehi remaining in England owing to a combination of fitness and Covid vaccination concerns, Patrick Vieira is left with several senior stars.
Only eight of the Eagles’ first-team members are now in Australia, so young players will continue to play, including newly acquired Malcolm Ebiowei.
Odsonne Edouard, Jordan Ayew, and Jean-Philippe Mateta made up a forward three against Liverpool, and two of the three will start in that position again.
To bring much-needed expertise to the table, Joachim Andersen, Nathaniel Clyne, Trick Mitchell, Joel Ward, and Luka Milivojevic are featured.
Butland, Clyne, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell, Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips, Ebiowei, Mateta, and Ayew make up the official Crystal Palace starting lineup.