Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United EPL 26 February Preview

Manchester United go on a trip to Selhurst park to take on Crystal Palace in a bid to regain a position in the top four on the log.

The red devils slipped out of the last Champions League qualification spot after playing out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Crystal Palace

The Eagles stirred by 71-yr-old manager, Roy Hogdson are doing just fine at the moment after a six-match unbeaten run have seen them qualify to the quarter-finals stage of the FA and only four points away from the top half of the Premier League table.

They are also credited for defeating Manchester City and posing bogey to Gegenpressing Liverpool who needed some piece of magic in the final minutes to secure a win over them.

January signing, Michy Batshuayi has added some piece of trickery to their attacks and freed Zaha on the left flank enabling them surge forward. Indeed, this was the case when they thumped Leicester City 4-1in their last fixture and ultimately showing Leicester boss, Claude Puel the way out.

They would not be intimidated by a rejuvenated United side and would go all out for the win here.

Recent form (in the Premier League): L L D W D W

Manchester United

Solskjaer has been utterly incredible in his role as caretaker manager and has gone on to pass every test made available to him.

One of such tests was the last game against Liverpool. Although, United were forced into making three substitutions in the first half due to a spate of hamstring injuries, they still managed to hold on to a draw against table toppers, Liverpool and even getting the better of chances in the game.

United have shown how well they could adapt to changing situations and have won all seven games away from home with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge.

Recent form (in the Premier League): W W D W W D

Team News

Nemanja Matic, Herrera and Juan Mata will be on the sidelines due to injury and Marcus Rashford a major doubt for Manchester United.

For Crystal Palace, Wan-Bissaka, Souare, Martin Kelly and Julian Speroni are all out due to injuries while Sakho is a major doubt.

Possible Starting Line-Up

Crystal Palace

Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Tomkins, Ward; McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Batshuayi, Townsend

Manchester United

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay, Perreira; Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial

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