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Sep 30, 2017 at 3pm UK at Old Trafford
Attendance: 75,118
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Crystal Palace
Mata (3'), Fellaini (35', 49'), Lukaku (86')
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Team News: Smalling in for Bailly
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Chris Smalling comes back into the fold as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace.

Chris Smalling has come back into the fold as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford this afternoon.

Jose Mourinho makes just the one change following the slender 1-0 victory at Southampton in the Premier League last weekend, with Eric Bailly dropping to the bench as Smalling returns to partner Phil Jones in the heart of the United defence.

Romelu Lukaku continues to lead the line, with attacking support from Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford, while Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini - fit despite ankle problems this week - are in holding midfield roles.

Antonio Valencia stays put at right-back, with Ashley Young on the opposite wing and David de Gea between the posts.

Anthony Martial, who scored in the midweek Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow, is among Mourinho's options on the bench.

For the visitors, Roy Hodgson makes four changes from the side's mauling at the hands of the other half of Manchester last weekend - a result that made it an English top-flight record six defeats without scoring to open the season.

Following the loss of Christian Benteke to a knee injury, winger Bakary Sako is deployed in a centre-forward role this afternoon.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also on the treatmenttable , having suffered a thigh injury, so Jason Puncheon earns a recall into the midfield alongside Luka Milivojevic, Yohan Cabaye, Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp.

There are two changes in the back four, meanwhile, with Joel Ward and Damien Delaney coming in for Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Scott Dann alongside Mamadou Sakho and Patrick van Aanholt.

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young; Matic, Fellaini; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku
Subs: Romero, Bailly, Blind, Darmian, Herrera, Lingard, Martial

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Schlupp, Puncheon; Sako
Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Riedewald, McArthur, Mutch, Lee, Ladapo

Keep up with all of the action from Old Trafford this afternoon with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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