Juan Mata is set to replace Jesse Lingard in the Manchester United lineup as the Red Devils welcome Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s men made a brilliant start to this year’s Premier League campaign after rampaging to a 4-0 win over Chelsea.
However, things got a bit dull at the Molineux Stadium, where we could only manage a 1-1 draw against Wolves, as the criticism and blame game started to fly around early.
Now, in the third week of the Premier League, the Red Devils are set to take on Wan-Bissaka’s old club Crystal Palace, and here’s how Manchester United are expected to lineup for the encounter:
GOALKEEPER: David de Gea
Well, no surprises there as de Gea starts in the goal.
DEFENCE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw
While Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire chose themselves in their respective positions, United’s player of the season for last year, Luke Shaw, has been disappointing so far for the Red Devils.
The 24-year-old had a torrid time against Adama Traore vs Wolves, especially in the second half, and while some fans have asked for Diogo Dalot to be given an opportunity at the left-back, Luke Shaw should get the nod ahead of the Portuguese after the gaffer confirmed of Dalot’s injury.
CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba
Again no surprises here as McTominay and Pogba start in the midfield. Paul Pogba was severely criticized for his penalty miss against the Wolves, and the Frenchman would be looking for redemption against the Eagles.
FORWARD: Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James/Mason Greenwood
While Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are the automatic starters, Juan Mata is set to replace Jesse Lingard in the no. 10 position after the Englishman failed to deliver yet again.
Elsewhere, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James are set to fight it out for the right-wing.
There are several reports coming out of the Old Trafford which suggest that Mason Greenwood is going to replace Daniel James in the Manchester United lineup on Saturday, but don’t be surprised to see the Welshman getting the nod ahead of the 17-year-old.