Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: 4 key decisions Ole will need to make to get all three deserve point

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: 4 key decisions Ole will need to make to get all three deserve point

The excitement is building up for Manchester United Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.

Here are some key decision ole need to make to ensure we win that game.

Who will play in goal?: Manchester United have quite a pleasant headache as far as selecting the goalkeeper is concerned. On one hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has David De Gea - our undisputed No.1 going through a slump in form.

On the other, he has the young and ambitious Dean Henderson, who is back after a splendid loan spell with Sheffield United. Although it's unlikely for Ole to drop the Spaniard from the get-go, this is one of the most crucial decisions awaiting the boss ahead of 2020/21.

What will our midfield look like?: Paul Pogba is back after recovering from coronavirus while Bruno Fernandes has also joined training after some impressive displays for Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.

However, we also have new boy Donny van de Beek in the mix, who did well in our friendly against Aston Villa. We also have the likes of Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic vying for starting spots.

What about the right-wing?: It's safe to suggest we won't be signing Jadon Sancho or Gareth Bale (on loan) anytime soon - meaning we're back to square one. And that means deciding how to deal with the right-wing conundrum.

It's unsure if Mason Greenwood can play against Crystal Palace after breaching Covid-19 safety protocols in Iceland - and that leaves Ole with Daniel James, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata as possible options. Not the most convincing, to say the least.

Continue playing one striker?: Now, this is something that's been a talking point among fans. Should Ole continue using Anthony Martial as the sole striker or pair him up with the young Greenwood, who is a striker by trade?

Only time will tell but given our woes on the right wing, perhaps this wouldn't be such a bad idea. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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