Solskjaer provides explanation for Matic & Wan-Bissaka being benched for Man United vs Palace

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an insight into the reasoning behind some of the surprise exclusions from his starting XI to face Crystal Palace.

United host Palace

The Red Devils are of course set to kick off their 2020/21 campaign on Saturday.

United were not amongst the 16 clubs to have taken part in the Premier League’s opening weekend of fixtures, after being granted a late return to action following their Europa League ventures last month.

Instead, the Manchester giants will welcome Roy Hodgson’s Palace to Old Trafford this evening, for a highly-anticipated clash.

The Eagles, unlike their hosts tonight, were part of the English top-flight’s opening round of matchups, and managed to get their campaign off to the perfect start.

A meeting with Southampton at Selhurst Park last Saturday eventually saw Hodgson’s men emerge with a deserved 1-0 victory.