More misery for Crystal Palace as Christian Benteke faces injury lay-off

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Europa League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Europa League

And for the incredibly hard trip to free-scoring Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, the only proper striker Palace have at their disposal is Freddie Ladapo.

Even dealing with injuries early in the 2017-18 Premier League season, Manchester United have been rolling. Five of those victories have arrived in the league, with their only dropped points thus far occurring away to Stoke City on September 9.

Mourinho's side has won seven consecutive matches in all competitions, while Palace are pointless and still without a goal from as many top-flight games as its abysmal start to the campaign goes on.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Although technically not a top-of-the-table clash (City is tied for first with Manchester United, while Chelsea sits second in the standings), Saturday's contest at Stamford Bridge certainly feels like a contest between the two best teams in the Premier League. We now have Chelsea and it doesn't get any easier.

Roy Hodgson could hardly have been given a more testing start following his appointment as Crystal Palace manager just four games into the new season.

The Red Devils are aiming to win the Premier League title this season after having finished sixth in the table under Mourinho last season.

United remain without star Paul Pogba, who's out with hamstring injury. The hosts who will be fresh after their 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Champions League on Wednesday will try to win their eighth in nine league games.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United
Man Utd news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to return to full training by end of October

French forward Anthony Martial was once again on the scoresheet in midweek.

The Eagles are also undergoing a striker crisis as Christian Benteke has been ruled out for six-eight weeks.

Palace's last league win over United came way back in 1990-91. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ineligible to play against his parent club and will be unavailable as well.

Turning around Palace's fortunes will doubtless take time and the games do not get any easier for the former England boss, with United now joint-top of the table, behind City only on goal difference.

The former West Ham player was never a prolific goal scorer in his career, as his highest tally throughout a season in the league was 10.

"I want to see a team that shows the fans that they really care". The team has more stability and that should serve them well against Palace on Saturday afternoon.

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