After a goalless draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford, the Red Devils will lock horns with Crystal Palace on Wednesday hoping to get back to the top four in the Premier League table. Manchester United may have dropped out of the Champions League places but there is no doubt that the Solskjaer’s side has never been better than this. Indeed Solskajer’s limited managerial experience isn’t credited but his devotion to providing a sense of motivation and belief which was missing. United got only 11 points when Jose Mourinho was sacked but sooner they paced their way to top four with the victory over Southampton as well as drawing with Liverpool. Winning this match will definitely bring them back into the game. Although their potential qualifies them to be the titleholder under the wings of Solskjaer, winning the league can make a huge difference.
Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard all limped off with hamstring injuries in the first half against Liverpool and will miss this match against Palace as a result.
Romeo Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez alongside Anthony Martial are expected to be in the starting line-up.
Probable Line-ups: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pereira, McTominay, Pogba; Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial.
Recent Form: DWWLWD
A 4-1 win over Leicester City has surfaced a new threat in the skin of Crystal Palace controlled by a genius named Roy Hodgson who at the at the age of 71 has been the life-support to Crystal Palace. They managed to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a six-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. With the campaign coming to an end, Palace is just three wins away, survival is very much in their hands. However, in general, Palace has fared much better away from home this season than they have at Selhurst Park. Indeed, if only home form counted then Palace would currently be sat in the relegation zone and only Huddersfield Town would have scored fewer goals.
Hodgson will have to decide whether to stick with Michy Batshuayi or give Christian Benteke another chance to add some goals in his scorecard.
Probable Line-ups: Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Dann, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Townsend, Batshuayi, Zaha.
Recent Form: WDWDWW.
Time: Feb 27, 2019 at 8pm UK
Place: Selhurst Park
United is up for a match to get to a position where they belong. However, with the broken line-up, it seems like the pace will be a bit slow.
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Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United