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Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday as the Red Devils look to start afresh after a poor start to the season. David Moyes' side have taken only four points from their first three games, winning a solitary game against Swansea City in the run in while losing against Liverpool and drawing with Chelsea.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 12:45pm BST. Live coverage will be available on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.
All eyes will be on new signing Marouane Fellaini who is likely to make his debut for United after a long drawn transfer saga which saw the Belgian transfer to the defending Champion on the final hour of deadline day. The former Everton man was an outstanding figure in Everton's surge last season, scoring 11 goals and assisting five in 31 starts last season and will be looking to carry forward his great form with United and help them retain their Premier League title.
Their last game in the Premier League ended in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield, where an opportunistic goal from Daniel Sturridge in the opening few minutes of the game saw United drop three valuable points at the home of their fiercest rivals. Moyes will be hoping that Fellaini's arrival will give them some potency from midfield which was starkly lacking in their 0-0 draw against Chelsea and at Liverpool. This is a must win game for the new manager ahead of the Manchester Derby at the Etihad next weekend.
Crystal Palace will be without manager Ian Holloway at the sidelines after the manager was handed a two match ban following his comments against referee Mark Clattenburg in the aftermath of their 1-0 loss to Tottenham. Premier League's new entrants have lost two and won one of their three encounters thus far and will be hoping to put up a valiant performance against a seemingly demotivated United side to boost their chances of staying up in the competition.
What the Managers Say
David Moyes( on Fellaini's late transfer): "No, because we chose to do it the way we did. We wanted to keep the chance with Leighton Baines until the last minute. Only at the last minute did we split the deal. That was the way we decided to do it."
Ian Holloway: "Palace beat Man United in the cup two years ago, I watched it on television. Can we go there and do it again? All I want is a performance. Let's see what we can do."
- Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): L D W W L
- Last Result: Liverpool 1- 0 Manchester United
- Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W L L L L
- Last Result: Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland
Injured: Rafael (hamstring), Wayne Rooney (head), Phil Jones (ankle), Darren Fletcher (illness).
Probable Line-up: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Nani, Kagawa, Welbeck; Van Persie.
Injured: Yannick Bolasie (hamstring), Jack Hunt(ankle), Jerome Thomas(ankle), Jonathan Williams (ankle), Paddy McCarthy(match fitness),Jonathan Parr (match fiitness), Glenn Murray (knee).
Probable Line-up: Speroni; Ward, Gabbidon, Mariappa, Moxey; Dikgacoi, Bannan, Campana; Puncheon, Chamakh, Gayle.
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