Mile Jedinak braced for Brazil, Man Utd

It's a big couple of weeks ahead for the midfielder, as he gets ready to tackle the Selecao and then the Red Devils, with both games away from home

The big names and big occasions keep coming for Socceroo Mile Jedinak, who is set to go up against Brazil on Saturday, before a trip to face Manchester United with Crystal Palace.

Jedinak is in camp with Australia ahead of their friendly against the Selecao in Brasilia, with the in-form midfielder a strong candidate for selection by head coach Holger Osieck.

An exciting, if daunting, visit to Old Trafford to take on the English Premier League champions awaits when the Premier League resumes on September 14, but for now the priority remains tackling the five-time World Cup winners on their national independence day.

"It's the biggest name in world football, probably the richest history, in their own backyard," he said.

"It's going to be a massive challenge. But one I hope and think we can give a good account of ourselves [in].

"Hopefully that'll give us the confidence going forward."

Jedinak has earned plenty of plaudits early in his first top flight season in England, an ever-present in the starting XI so far and impressive again as Palace picked up their first victory with a 3-1 win at home to Sunderland on Saturday.

"I've enjoyed every minute of it," he said.

"I would have liked maybe a couple more points, but that's football. We've been in all three games which has been really encouraging, from a personal point of view and the club's point of view.

"We know we've got a lot to work on and a lot to build on. The signs have been quite positive, we can take a lot from all three games going into the rest of the season."

The game away to David Moyes' title-holders is unquestionably Palace's biggest challenge yet in what is their campaign back in the top tier since 2004-05.

But Jedinak is not looking past Australia's own tough ask against the likes of Neymar, Dani Alves and co.

"It's probably going to be the one on the fixture list that you look forward to [most]," he said regarding the United game.

"They're the champions. I think that's going to be a special day at Old Trafford. But there's a lot of time between now and then. I've got to concentrate on the game on Saturday."

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