Manchester United have received a massive boost ahead of this weekend’s clash as two Crystal Palace stars have been ruled of the game.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – who joined the club from United this summer – is currently injured after picking up a knock in the midweek EFL Cup clash.
Palace striker Odsonne Edouard, who has scored four goals in his six Premier League games this season is also out injured.
“The initial scan [on Henderson] wasn’t very positive, I’m sorry to say,” the Palace manager said on Friday.
“He has another scan in a week’s time and maybe we’ll be lucky and that will show somewhat less damage than we saw in the first one, but it didn’t look like good news.
“I don’t have any fears about [Odsonne Edouard] building on his good start or doing what he’s been doing when he gets back into the team.
“Unfortunately this game has come just a little bit too soon and we can’t take the risk of reactivating his slight muscle injury and make it worse.
“That’s the decision that had to be taken. It’s a tough decision to take when you need players, but I wouldn’t have forgiven myself if we threw him into this game not 100 per cent ready.
“Then find he’s missing for several weeks because the muscle injury, which at the moment is possible for us to handle, suddenly becomes one of those injuries which puts people on the sidelines for up to a month.”