Manchester United meet Crystal Palace in Melbourne today as the two Premier League clubs continue their pre-season.
United have enjoyed their trip to Australia so far, with tough victories over Liverpool and Melbourne Victory while Erik ten Hag grapples with his new squad and despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s continued absence. They start with a back four of Diogo Dalot, captain Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and newcomer Tyrell Malacia. Scott McTominay and Fred anchor themselves in midfield, while Bruno Fernandes is either alongside them in a position three or more in tenth, behind Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack.
Meanwhile, Palace are struggling with Covid and injury but still field plenty of talent with Jean-Philippe Mateta leading the line alongside Jordan Ayew. 18-year-old winger Malcolm Ebiowei will start, as will 20-year-old Killian Phillips and 19-year-old Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.
Follow the latest updates from the pre-season friendly below.
Crystal Palace lineup
Palace are struggling with Covid and injuries but are still fielding plenty of talent, with Jean-Philippe Mateta leading the line alongside Jordan Ayew. 18-year-old winger Malcolm Ebiowei will start, as will 20-year-old Killian Phillips and 19-year-old Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.
Butland; Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell; Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips; Ebiowei, Mateta, Ayew.
Lawrence OstlereJuly 19, 2022 10:24 am
Manchester United line-up
Here’s how Manchester United line up this morning (evening in Melbourne). It will be interesting to see if it evolves into a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 once the game starts.
DeGea; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Malacia; McTominay, Fred, Fernandes; Sancho, Martial, Rashford.
Lawrence OstlereJuly 19, 2022 10:16 am
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Follow the latest from the game between Premier League clubs United and Palace in Australia.
Lawrence OstlereJuly 19, 2022 10:14 am
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-crystal-palace-live-score-stream-b2126331.html Manchester United vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Team news and line-ups ahead of today’s friendly in Melbourne