Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Every single Premier League game gives you a different challenge and, of course, Crystal Palace are a very well organised team.

“They’ve got pace up front for counter-attacks and they’re strong on set-pieces. So we know we’ll have to do all parts of the game well.”

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: “For teams like ourselves – and I’ve worked with teams like Fulham and West Brom who are in a similar position – Old Trafford has always been a very daunting place to go if you need a result. They are a top team and a very top club.

“Every footballer in the world would like to play at Old Trafford. In that respect, it’s a great occasion.

“They’ve had a good start to the season and their new players are showing why they’ve been bought and why the club and manager have decided to invest money in them.”

Roy Hodgson’s team are in danger of becoming known as Crystal Palace nil. It is a real worry for them – where are their goals going to come from? Until the January transfer window comes round, I think they will really struggle.

People were getting excited after Manchester United beat Chelsea on the opening weekend but you could see they are going to have problems over the course of the season. But I will go for a routine win at Old Trafford.

Prediction: 2-0