Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace

Preview: Man Utd vs. Palace
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Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

Manchester United manager David Moyes could have unleashed a number of new signings on Crystal Palace this Saturday following the close of the transfer window, but it was not to be.

With that being said, deadline-day capture Marouane Fellaini, who joined the Red Devils from Everton for a reported £27m, could make his full debut for the Premier League champions at Old Trafford.

United entered the international break on the back of a 1-0 defeat to arch rivals Liverpool, following an opening-day victory over Swansea City and a goalless draw with Chelsea.

With Wayne Rooney on the sidelines with a head injury, Danny Welbeck is expected to start in attack alongside Robin van Persie, while Chris Smalling could be installed at right-back for the injured Phil Jones.

As for Saturday's visitors, manager Ian Holloway witnessed his side secure the club's first win of the campaign back in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Sunderland at Selhurst Park.

Before the close of the transfer window, the Eagles were able to bolster their side with the likes of midfielder Barry Bannan and forward Cameron Jerome on loan from Stoke City, both of whom could feature this weekend.

Recent form

Manchester United: WDL

Crystal Palace: LLW

Possible starting lineups

Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Zaha, Young; Welbeck, Van Persie

Crystal Palace: Speroni; Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey; Puncheon, Jedinak, Bannan, Campana; Jerome, Chamakh

Sports Mole says: 3-0

Manchester United manager David Moyes on the touchline during the Community Shield match against Wigan on August 11, 2013
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