This afternoon, Manchester United, a week later than most other Premier League teams, get their season underway.
The delay, as we all know, was because of our extended run in Europe, after the COVID-19 hit 2019 / 2020 season resumed.
Our opponents this evening, at Old Trafford, are Crystal Palace with the game being played behind-closed-doors but being broadcast live by Sky Sports with the kick-off at 17:30.
Crystal Palace opened their season with a decent win over Southampton, at Selhurst Park.
Last season, in the reciprocating fixture, Crystal Palace registered their first win, against Manchester United, in 22 attempts when they won 2-1, hopefully history will not repeat itself.
Looking at the statistics, we find that when it comes to Premier League matches kicking off at 17:30, Manchester United have not lost one since December 2015, since that date they have won 13 and drawn 5 of 18 games played.
With the kick-off fast approaching, we are now able to bring you the team sheets.
Starting with Manchester United:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 19, 2020
Continuing with Crystal Palace:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 19, 2020
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