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How to watch and follow United v Palace

Friday 03 February 2023 09:00

Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend, as we prepare to take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in a rare Saturday 15:00 GMT kick-off.

Erik ten Hag's side will be bouyant having reached our first domestic cup final since 2018 earlier this week, as we saw off Nottingham Forest 2-0 (5-0 on aggregate) to set up a Carabao Cup final showdown with Newcastle United at Wembley.

The Reds have now won 12 consecutive home games in all competitions and will look to continue our recent fine form against Patrick Vieira's side on Saturday afternoon.

Below is everything you need to know ahead of our clash with the Eagles...

Carabao Cup 2022/23: United 2 Forest 0 Video

Carabao Cup 2022/23: United 2 Forest 0

Martial and Fred scored to complete the Carabao Cup semi-final win over Forest and leave fans planning for Wembley…


Saturday's clash with Palace won't be shown live on TV in the UK, due to the Saturday blackout. Kick-off in Manchester is scheduled for 15:00 GMT.

MUTV will, however, have our regular pre-match show, with coverage set to begin at 13:55 GMT. We will also provide radio commentary throughout the 90-minute clash. That, along with updates and our exclusive Match Centre, will all be available to access via the United App.


Two-minute highlights of the second leg will be available on Saturday evening, two hours after full-time, with extended editions available from midnight.


Marcel Sabitzer has been added to United's squad after his loan move from Bayern Munich and trained with his team-mates for the first time on Thursday. Jadon Sancho could be in contention to play his first Premier League game since our 1-1 draw with Chelsea back in October, after coming off the bench to feature against Forest in the cup.

Diogo Dalot is still stepping up his recovery following the injury he sustained against Charlton last month, but has returned to first-team training.

Scott McTominay is expected to be out of action for a little longer, while Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are long-term absentees for United.

Palace's new signing Naouirou Ahamada could feature for the first time following his move from Stuttgart earlier this week. Wilfried Zaha and Joachim Anderson continue to step up their attempts to return to action, after missing recent games.

Marcel Sabitzer | The signing interview Video

Marcel Sabitzer | The signing interview

Full Q&A | Marcel speaks proudly about joining United, being our first Austrian player and working under Erik ten Hag…


Bruno Fernandes fired the Reds ahead just moments before half-time in our 1-1 draw with Palace at Selhurst Park last month. Ten Hag's side experienced late heartbreak though, as Michael Olise's free-kick rescued a point for the hosts deep into injury time.

Palace have only played once since that meeting, a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United just three days after. Vieira's side currently occupy 12th place in the Premier League table.

As for United, our outing in the league came against table-toppers Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium just under two weeks ago. Old Trafford has become something of a fortress recently, with the side having lost just once in M16 so far this term.

Highlights: Crystal Palace v United Video

Highlights: Crystal Palace v United

Watch the decisive moments from our Premier League trip to Selhurst Park...


Here's how the rest of the action is shaping up this weekend...


Chelsea v Fulham (20:00 GMT)


Everton v Arsenal (12:30 GMT)
Aston Villa v Leicester
Brentford v Southampton
Brighton v Bournemouth
UNITED v Palace
Wolves v Liverpool
Newcastle v West Ham (17:30 GMT)


Nottingham Forest v Leeds (14:00 GMT)
Tottenham v Man City (16:30 GMT)

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless stated.