Rather it relies on the welcome given to Pogba by the Serie A side's fans during United's recent Champions League victory in Turin.
Given that 16th-placed Palace had won only two of their opening 12 league games, had not won since mid-September and scored just eight goals, there was hardly much reason for optimism.
After netting 27 times in his debut season for United, Lukaku has a suffered a severe dip in form, going without a goal in his past 10 appearances.
Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has picked Blues talisman Eden Hazard as the best player he's ever played with.
According to a UK Daily Mail report, the quartet were criticized for lacking "maturity" by club boss Jose Mourinho in an interview, but the Portuguese won't discuss his comments further ahead of Crystal Palace on Friday.
But the Red Devils are also keen to keep up with leaders City at the after a poor start to the 2018-19 campaign.
Mourinho accused the quartet of lacking maturity and Ferdinand believes he was wrong to publicly question his own players. Jose Mourinho's team has actually been outscored this season.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has suggested what has been key to United goalkeeper David De Gea receiving criticism in Spain of late is Iker Casillas expressing his desire to make a comeback with the national team. Chris is very good in the air, very tall, he is dominant in the air.
"In the second half, we need to score big chances that we had". It is two points we lose - and Palace deserve their credit.
"The problem was that the opponents were more aggressive, more determined than us", he said. When I use this word "environment" I'm using it more in relation to the personal environment, to the people that come around the players, that protect them too much, who give them too much affection, too many excuses. We must play with brain but we must also play with heart and my feeling is there wasn't enough heart'.