Manchester United Look to Bounce Back in Champions League Race as they Face Crystal Palace

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Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace later today as they look to bounce back from their 2-2 draw against Southampton.

Manchester United Look to Bounce Back as they Face Crystal Palace

Head to Head

With top four still in their hands, United will be looking for a much better performance compared to the reverse fixture against Palace earlier on this season.

Jordan Ayew put the Eagles ahead in the first half at Old Trafford. Dan James thought he had rescued a point for the Red Devils with an equaliser in the 89th minute, but Patrick Van Aanholt put the visitors back in front well into injury time to give his side the win.

United are yet to lose since the Premier League restarted. They have picked up 14 out of a possible 18 points, they also travel to Wembley on Sunday as they face Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi Final.

Palace look to have been on the beach for the last few weeks. Ever since beating Bournemouth in their first game of project restart, they have gone on a run of five games without picking up a point.

What Would a Win do for Both Teams?

United will move onto 62 points with a win. With Leicester playing earlier on, they could move above The Foxes, provided Leicester drop points against Europa League chasing Sheffield United.

Meanwhile, Palace sit comfortably in mid table and with another year in the Premier League secure they will be looking to end the season on a high note. They are currently in 14th and will be looking to move as far up the table as possible.

Team News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named an unchanged starting 11 for the past five games. However, changes might have to be made with both left backs Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams getting injured against Southampton.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, Solskjaer remained unsure if they would be fit for the journey to South London.

He said: “Luke twisted his ankle. Hopefully, we can have some good news on him after we’ve done a scan.”

“I’ve not seen Brandon because he was with the medical staff and I think he was getting some stitches with a gash over his eye. So let’s see how he is.”

Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones also remain unavailable.

Crystal Palace will be without James Tomkins, Jeffrey Schlupp, Gary Cahill due to injury, and Christian Benteke who is suspended.

 

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