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Manchester United v Crystal Palace: match preview


Who will Ralf Rangnick pick? How will his Manchester United set up? How much pressing and structure will the XI have under the so-called “godfather of German foootball”? Tune in at 2pm on Sunday to Old Trafford to find out against a Crystal Palace side who went to the Etihad Stadium earlier this season and handed Manchester City a rare 2-0 lesson before their own fans. Rangnick has cautioned – correctly – that time is needed to fix the ailing United but time is the one commodity even an interim manager of the club is never granted by so many United supporters. Jamie Jackson

Sunday 2pm

Venue Old Trafford

Last season Manchester United 1 Crystal Palace 3

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G9 Y32 R1 3.66 cards/game

Odds H 3-5 A 6-1 D 3-1

MANCHESTER UNITED

Subs from Heaton, Henderson, Shoretire, Matic, Mata, Hannibal, Mengi, Lingard, Elenga, Martial, Jones, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Fred, Shaw, Cavani

Doubtful Cavani (match fitness)

Injured Varane (hamstring, 1-2 weeks), Pogba (thigh, 3 months)

Suspended None

Discipline Y32 R2

Form LWLLDW

Leading scorer Ronaldo 6

CRYSTAL PALACE

Subs from Butland, Kelly, Clyne, Riedewald, Banks, Hannam, Street, Rak-Sakyi, Mateta, Schlupp, Olise, Eze, Édouard

Doubtful Andersen (thigh)

Injured McArthur (hamstring, unknown), Ferguson (achilles, unknown)

Suspended Ward (one match)

Discipline Y28 R0

Form DDWWDLL

Leading scores Benteke, Gallagher, Zaha 4



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