Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s pre-season clash between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

manchester united will be attempting to achieve three wins from their first three pre-season games when they take on a Premier League side crystal Palace on Tuesday.

The Red Devils have beaten Liverpool and Melbourne Victory in both of their friendlies this summer, while Palace enter this match following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in Singapore on Friday.


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Man United opened their preparations for the 2022-23 campaign with a 4-0 win over Liverpool last Tuesday before recording a 4-1 victory over Melbourne Victory three days later, and now they have two more games in Australia against Palace. and Aston Villa.

Coach Erik ten Hag won’t get too carried away by the two pre-season successes, but there have been plenty of positive signs, and the fact that the team managed to score eight goals in Cristiano RonaldoThe absence of the new management team will be happy.

antonio martial has now scored in consecutive games, while new signing Tyrell Malacia he has impressed at left-back, and the Red Devils will now complete their tour against Palace and Villa before returning to Europe for friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

Man United will then open their 2022-23 Premier League campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 7, with Ten Hag hoping to have a couple of new players on board by then.

Christian Eriksen was confirmed as the team’s second signing of the summer on Friday, while a deal for Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez It is said that it is about to happen, but neither player will join the team in Australia, and their debuts could be against Atlético or Rayo.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira acknowledges fans during the post-match recognition lap on May 22, 2022©Reuters

Meanwhile, Palace have played four friendlies this summer, drawing with Accrington Stanley and beating Millwall before suffering a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in their first game of their pre-season tour on Friday.

jordan henderson Y Mohammed Salah they were on the Reds’ scoreboard, but it’s hard to read too much into the loss as the Eagles have made the trip to Australia without several top players.

Marc Gehi, wifrido zaha, Eberechi Eze, Miguel Olise, Christian Benteke, will hughes Y Cheikhou Kouyate they are among those not making the trip due to fitness and visa issues, meaning the Premier League side only have 10 senior players available on the tour.

Most of those left behind played against Ipswich Town on Saturday, with Benteke on the scoresheet in what turned out to be a 4-2 victory, making it a difficult pre-season for the head coach. Patrick Vieiraas his full team won’t be back together until the later stages of the month.

Palace, who have signed three new players during the current window, bringing Cheick Doucoure, sam johnstone Y malcolm ebioweiprepare for their Premier League debut against Arsenal on August 5, with the team from the capital looking to improve on last season’s 12th-place finish in England’s top flight.

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Jadon Sancho of Manchester United celebrates a goal against Liverpool on 12 July 2022©Reuters

Man United was without David De Gea Y rafael varan for the clash with Melbourne Victory, but both players are expected to be available for the duel with Palace.

Ten Hag has made big changes in the interval of the team’s two pre-season games so far and that’s expected to be the case here, with a familiar XI ready to take the field for the first whistle.

Marco Rashford could go back in for antonio elangaweather Jadon Sancho and Martial are also expected to appear in the final third of the field on Tuesday.

Donny van de Beek and Malacia are perhaps the two players who push the most to get into the starting team, but luke shaw must retain his place on the left side, while Bruno Fernandes It is expected to continue as number 10.

There has yet to be a tour appearance for either. Hannibal Mejbri either alexander garnachoweather james garnerwho impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, has been unavailable for selection through injury.

As for Palace, midfielders Jesurun Rak Sakyi Y Killian Phillips both were in the starting squad against Liverpool, and the pair could once again have chances to impress here.

Vincent Guaita, joachim andersen, Nathaniel Clyne, tyrick mitchell, Joel Ward Y luka milivojević However, it should all begin once again, with Vieira ready to use his veteran players from the first whistle.

Jean Philippe Mateta, Edward Odsonne Y Jordan Ayew Meanwhile, he started as the front three against Liverpool, and again that is expected to be the case in this game.

There will again be opportunities for a number of youngsters to impress, including Ebiowei, with Derby’s recent arrival playing off the bench against Jurgen Kloppside of

Possible Manchester United starting line-up:
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Martial

Potential Crystal Palace starting line-up:
Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell; Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips; J Ayew, Mateta, Edouard


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We Say: Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace

Man United have been impressive in their first two friendlies of the summer, and the Red Devils will relish their chances of beating a weakened Palace on Tuesday. Palace’s second-half XI is likely to be a young side, and we expect Ten Hag’s side to be too strong here.


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