Despite a lack of deals on deadline day, Manchester United are still placed as 2/9 favourites to beat newly-promoted Crystal Palace.
Over the past fortnight, there has been a lot of criticism aimed towards David Moyes after failing to secure several high-profile deals for a top midfielder.
But Moyes will be hoping to prove his critics wrong by notching up a strong win on the first league fixtures back after the international break.
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Fans at Old Trafford will be able to see a new signing in action though as it’s likely Moyes will give a debut to Marouane Fellaini who joined from Everton on deadline day.
There are a still a few injuries affecting Moyes squad with Wayne Rooney being the notable absentee who is still out with a head injury that also ruled him out of England duty.
There are also doubts over the fitness of Rafael and Phil Jones who are nursing hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.
But with Manchester United still being able to call upon the likes of Robin Van Persie and Patrice Evra to help lead the side, there are still plenty of high amounts of quality to help United through the game.
For Crystal palace though, Saturday’s game is about as tough as it gets for the newly-promoted side in the Premier League.
The Eagles will face a massive tough as manager Ian Holloway will be forced to watch from the stand after being punished for comments about the officials during the opening day defeat to Tottenham.
It’s a move that Holloway has come to regret as he would’ve relished the chance to be on the sidelines during Saturday’s game. This was underlined in comments made to the press where Holloway revealed: “I am disappointed when I don’t get what I want and with how I behave sometimes.”
After a busy end to the transfer market, Crystal Palace will be likely to field several new players in their line-up including Scottish midfielder Barry Bannan, Algerian playmaker Adlene Guedioura and Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa all likely to make an appearance.
However, new signing Jack Hunt joins Glenn Murray and Jerome Thomas on the injury list after picking up an ankle injury earlier in the week.
With a new squad needing to gel and with several players having limited experience of playing in the Premier League, Crystal palace will surely struggle against a Manchester United who are out to prove themselves as genuine title contenders.