Manchester United get their 2020/21 Premier League season underway this weekend with a fixture at Old Trafford against Crystal Palace, who got a win last weekend against Southampton and therefore could be full of confidence.
Finishing third last season was a good domestic campaign for the Red Devils, but they finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool, per Sky Sports, and they will want to be battling for the title or at least finish a lot closer to the summit points-wise this season. Therefore, a win against the Eagles is crucial to get off to a good start.
They could have last season’s fixture on the back of their minds as they lost 2-1 to Roy Hodgson’s side at Old Trafford last August and they will be desperate to avoid a repeat. Victor Lindelof played in that game and it was not his best performance as his weak defending caused Palace to take the lead as he lost a header to Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew duly collected the ball and slotted it past David De Gea, per The Independent.
The Swede was a consistent starter last season and his latest Instagram post seems to suggest that this will continue in 2020/21 as he posted a picture of him in the gym, supported with the caption: ‘Excited. Ready.’
Supporters will be hoping that the £25.2m-valued ace is ready and raring to go, and it will be crucial that he and Harry Maguire are at their best as the Eagles are playing a 4-4-2 formation this season and so United’s defence could have a busy evening at Old Trafford.
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