It’s been a while since Manchester United took on Crystal Palace, especially at Old Trafford – the last game was during the 04/05 season when we beat the Eagles 5-2. And in yesterday’s pre-match interview, Ferguson made it clear that he was going to put out a young team, like he usually does in the Carling Cup. Thankfully, that was the case.
Starting XI: Ben Amos; Rafael da Silva, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Fabio da Silva; Antonio Valencia, Ji-sung Park, Darren Gibson, Mame Biram Diouf; Federico Macheda, Dimitar Berbatov.
Bench: Anders Lindegaard, Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba, Larnell Cole, Ezekiel Fryers, Michael Keane, Jesse Lingard.