[Image] Predicted 4-4-2 Crystal Palace XI to face Man United XI – can the Eagles down the Red Devils?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up to face Man United in the Premier League

Crystal Palace return to the Premier League with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday.

The Eagles are on a seven-game winless run in the Premier League at the moment and they will look to end the rut against a Manchester United side that has underperformed so far this season.

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace currently lie 16th on the table but a defeat at Old Trafford could see them enter the relegation zone.

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Mamadou Sakho has given Crystal Palace an injury scare ahead of the trip to Manchester after he was withdrawn with a suspected back injury on international duty.

But Wilfried Zaha has handed the Eagles an injury boost by declaring himself fit to face his former club.

Meanwhile, Christian Benteke, Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are all out. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and James Tomkins could shake off their respective injuries and be in contention for the weekend fixture.

Probable Crystal Palace XI

Formation: 4-4-2

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey (GK)

Hennessey has been a reliable performer for Palace between the sticks and he should keep his place in the team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB)

The youngster has put in consistent displays at right-back and if he is deemed fit, he will surely start the game.

Martin Kelly (CB)

With Sakho a big doubt for the game, Kelly could become a part of the Palace back-four on Saturday.

James Tomkins

James Tomkins (CB)

A strong, no-nonsense defender, Tomkins will look to contain the United attackers at Old Trafford.

Patrick van Aanholt (LB)

An attack-minded left-back, Van Aanholt loves to move forward and contribute to the attack as much as possible.

Luka Milivojevic (CM)

Milivojevic brings balance to the Palace midfield. A set-piece specialist, the Serb is a certain starter for Saturday’s game.

Cheikhou Kouyate (CM)

Kouyate is yet to hit his stride in Palace colours. Hodgson will hope the Senegalese starts delivering for the Londoners.

James McArthur (RM)

McArthur adds a lot of energy and bite to the Palace engine room. He is a certain starter against Manchester United.

Andros Townsend (LM)

Townsend brings an abundance of pace and directness to the Palace attack. He has a sweet left foot which is capable of finding the top corner of the net.

Wilfried Zaha

Jordan Ayew (RS)

Ayew found himself on the scoresheet during the international break and will be confident of breaking his duck for Palace, against the Red Devils.

Read more: Crystal Palace signing this 30-year-old Liverpool star would be a brilliant move by Hodgson

Wilfried Zaha (LS)

Back from injury, Zaha will look to haunt his former club and prove a point to his former employers.

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