It feels strange to say that United are dark horses to win the league. The quality of teams in the EPL promises that winning will come down to the slightest details, where both Chelsea and United managers thrive.
Crystal Palace Front Office
Sam Allardyce was due a bonus of around £2 million for keeping the club in the Premier League.
Patrick Van Aanholt, a £1.5 million signing from Chelsea in the summer of 2014, has been a regular in the Sunderland side since he joined but has not convinced David Moyes.
Sam Allardyce spent 67 days as manager of England before he was fired amid scandal.
Alan Pardew signed a long-term extension in the summer after leading Palace to the FA Cup final in May.
Chelsea and Arsenal are the only two clubs to rank in the top-5 in both goals scored and goals allowed.