Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Early team news for Crystal Palace clash

Monday 01 March 2021 17:00

Manchester United are back in London on Wednesday for our latest Premier League assignment, against Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace.

The match has been brought forward after our Emirates FA Cup progress set up a quarter-final date with Leicester City later this month.

It means a second of three successive matches on the road for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men and another late night in the capital.

Cavani gives hint about his fitness


Edinson missed the draw at Chelsea but has posted a brief update on social media.

The players will be assessed after a bruising game at Chelsea but hopefully there will be a clean bill of health, with only one substitution made (Anthony Martial for Mason Greenwood) during the 90 minutes.

Paul Pogba is set to miss out again, even though he is inching closer to a comeback, while Edinson Cavani has suggested he may not be far away from a return.

Scott McTominay's reappearance at Stamford Bridge was a welcome boost, as was Donny van de Beek making the bench after his lay-off. Juan Mata, however, looks set to be unavailable again, along with Phil Jones.

As the relentless schedule continues, it would be no real surprise to see Ole freshen things up again at Selhurst Park, as the Reds look to avenge the opening-day home defeat to the Eagles.

The boss will provide an update in a press conference due to be held on Tuesday.

Danny Webber gives his take on predicting the line-up.


Eagles boss Hodgson is upset with the match being rearranged as he is dealing with a number of injury issues at the moment, including the absence of ex-Red Wilfried Zaha.

When asked if the influential Ivory Coast international could play, Hodgson replied: "I doubt it, unfortunately. I think we have to wait. The Manchester United game, that has been thrust upon us, is obviously something we're pretty unhappy about, especially in this current state of affairs where we do have so many of our good players, our first-team players, unavailable."

Others on the sidelines, of late, include Nathaniel Clyne, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, Jeffrey Schlupp and Connor Wickham.