Manchester United continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly against fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
The game is United’s second successive friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the Red Devils romping to a 4-1 victory over Melbourne Victory last Friday.
Prior to that United secured an impressive 4-0 win over rivals Liverpool in Thailand, thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri.
Meanwhile, the vaccination status of several prominent first teamers has left Palace undertaking a split pre-season. The squad that has travelled outside of the UK kicked off with a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in Singapore on Friday.
Here is everything to know about the friendly…
Manchester United have got through pre-season unscathed so far, so Erik ten Hag will have his full touring squad to select from.
However, new signing Christian Eriksen is not available. The club decided that travelling to Australia for such a short amount of time was not worth it.
Manchester United pre-season squad
David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, Fred, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Tom Heaton, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nathan Bishop, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Elanga, James Garner, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay, Matej Kovar, Ethan Laird, Tahith Chong, Hannibal Mejbri, Alejandro Garnacho, Charlie Savage, Zidane Iqbal.
Crystal Palace left the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp and Christian Benteke at home due to their vaccination status.
Big things are expected of youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and new signing Malcolm Ebiowei is likely to feature too.
Crystal Palace’s pre-season squad
Palace’s tour squad: Vicente Guaita, Jack Butland, Remi Matthews, Joachim Andersen, Nathaniel Clyne, Tyrick Mitchell, Joel Ward, Tayo Adaramola, Jake O’Brien, Cardo Siddik, Dan Quick, Kaden Rodney, Luka Milivojevic, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Malcolm Ebiowei, Jadan Raymond, Malachi Boateng, David Ozoh, Killian Phillips, Scott Banks, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Odsonne Edouard, Jordan Ayew, Rob Street, Victor Akinwale, Ademola Ola-Adebomi.
Although fans should be wary of getting too excited, United have looked good in pre-season so far.
First-teamers and youngsters alike are clearly out to prove a point to Ten Hag and this has resulted in some impressive displays.
Palace are severely weakened by a string of high-profile absentees too, so we are unlikely to see a repeat of the 1-0 victory they recorded over United as their new manager watched on the final day of last season.
Prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace