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The Red Devils Must Beat the Eagles to Stay in Top-6 | Team News, Injuries & Lineup – Crystal Palace vs Man United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Let’s take a look at the team news as Man United travel to Selhurst Park on Monday for their Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace. The Red Devils go into this game after a disappointing 2-2 draw at Old Trafford last weekend against relegation-threatened Burnley.

Erik ten Hag’s men are in seventh position in the Premier League table with 54 points from 34 matches. They trail sixth-placed Newcastle United by two points, which could have been avoided had they won against Burnley last week. Nevertheless, the Red Devils have a game in hand to the Magpies.

Crystal Palace, Man United, Bruno Fernandes
Image Obtained via The Busby Babe

On the other hand, the Eagles currently stand at 14th position with 40 points from 35 matches. However, they have been in a reasonably good form in the last few weeks. They are unbeaten in the last four league games, winning three of them.

How Manchester United Have Lined Up Recently

Ten Hag has been fielding his team with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the partner in the double-pivot for Kobbie Mainoo changing almost every match. Christian Eriksen started alongside Mainoo against Sheffield United and Burnley, as Casemiro started alongside Harry Maguire in the central defence.

Kobbie Mainoo, Christian Eriksen
Image Obtained via Manchester United

Marcus Rashford was not fit enough to play against Sheffield United and did not start against Burnley either, as Antony replaced him in the starting XI. The rest of the team has remained largely unchanged in the last few games.

Changes We May See

We are unlikely to see much change in the Man United line-up against Crystal Palace, as Lisandro Martinez will continue to miss action. Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia will also continue to miss out on action. Casemiro might have to start as a centre-back once again and Rashford should find it difficult to get a start once again.

Manchester United’s Recent Form and Tactics

The Red Devils were underwhelming for the umpteenth tine this season against Burnley. Despite being a far less formidable side on paper, the Clarets fought toe-to-toe with Erik ten Hag’s team. Antony has looked in a slightly better touch than he did at the start of the season, but his overall level is still not satisfactory.

Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Manchester United, Burnley
Image Obtained via The Mirror

Eriksen’s inclusion in the playing XI helps the side with their passing, but it is still not good enough to see them through against most sides. A finish outside the top-six will be acceptable by no means for them.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

As mentioned already, Malacia and Shaw are not going to play against the Eagles, as both of them are nursing injuries. Aaron Wan-Bissaka should start as the left-back once again, with Diogo Dalot as the right-back. Scott McTominay should also find it difficult to start. Victor Lindelof will also miss the match owing to an injury, as will Lisandro Martinez and Rapahel Varane.

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Man United Predicted Line-up Against Crystal Palace

Andre Onana; Diogo Dalot, Casemiro, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Kobbie Mainoo, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho; Rasmus Hojlund

Subhadeep Roy
Subhadeep Roy has been covering football for different websites for the last six years. He supports Manchester United and follows them quite closely.

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