MU has been the organizer Premiership exceptional temporary bypass due within 1 Premiership matches ended late last season. Last week, when the other teams start the new season, teachers Solskjaer away friendly against Aston Villa kick to heat before the match against Crystal Palace this weekend.
Losing to Aston Villa in the last friendly match before the new season shelf
The result is that the home side lost 0-1 at Old Trafford in the competition launch date for the third battle-style "zebra" controversial. Calculate, Solskjaer not get the services of 11 United players in this match for many reasons.
Pogba, Matic, Mata, Fred, Wan Bissaka, Eric Bailly only train with the team on Monday (14/9) while Bruno Fernandes just returned from Portugal last weekend. Phil Jones has just returned to the field after a long time injury treatment.
Mason Greenwood forced to train alone for violation of rules of social spacing in Iceland while on duty with England. Tuanzebe is the only player absent because of injury, while Sergio Romero was not even present at the Carrington training center (according to the Manchester Evening News). Argentine goalkeeper likely to leave the club in the short term.
Solskjaer only close enough troops on Monday (14/9)
Two other players are absent in a friendly match as Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof. However, the duo was coach Solskjaer initiative for leave to recharge when returned from the national team. Therefore, the possibility of Martial and Lindelof to play this weekend are left open.
However, the rest is a big question for fans? There are at least 3 players certainly can not afford to play (Jones, Tuanzebe, Romero) while the remaining players have achieved 100% raw form while only 1 week workout. Especially Pogba, who just recovered from an infection Covid-19 not long ago.
According to the latest news, Greenwood has returned to training with his team-mates yesterday (15/9). Thus, the ability to play the England striker in the game to be quite high.
Defeat to Aston Villa shows MU is quite weak short range though dangerous opportunities created not few. Remember, Crystal Palace is not an easy opponent to play and they are excited after winning all 3 points after the first round.