Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 May 2022
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
The Red Devils are in a simulated final. They are currently in sixth place in the table, with a two-point lead over in-form West Ham.
And if the Hammers manage to pass them on the final day, United will have to settle for a place in the Conference League rather than the Europa League.
This is nothing short of an embarrassment for a team of their stature, and they will do anything to avoid it.
We should expect them to give it their all on the field for the three points this weekend.
Fans, on the other hand, are concerned that they are on the road, where they have not been particularly successful recently.
Furthermore, they will face Crystal Palace, who have been in good form in recent weeks.
Furthermore, the squad would prefer to deprive the Devils the chance to compete in the Europa League, particularly in this highly anticipated match.
Goals are likely to come from both ends of the pitch this Sunday, based on either team’s determination.
Furthermore, the Devils’ defense has been in poor form recently.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Head to head :
- The latest encounter had finished in a 1-0 win for the Devils.
- The last four overall wins were split into two each for either squad.
- 4 of the past 6 meetings at this ground had 3 or more goals.
- The last time these two locked horns at this stadium, spoils were shared with 0-0 draw.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Prediction :
Palace will want to give their fans a good send-off, but the Eagles haven’t won this fixture since May 10th, 1991, and, following a dreadful night at Goodison Park on Thursday, it’s hard to imagine the hosts being in the best of spirits for Sunday.
United has a lot of problems right now, but Erik ten Hag will be in the stands, which should be enough motivation for these players to put in a good shift. If they do, they will be successful.
Manchester United to win at 5/4 is a good bet.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Team News :
Marc Guehi is expected to miss Sunday’s match owing to an ankle injury he sustained against Everton, while Nathan Ferguson and Michael Olise will also be out.
Due to the absences of James Tomkins and James McArthur, Cheikhou Kouyate could be called upon to play in the middle of the defense, while Conor Gallagher and Luka Milivojevic are slated to start in midfield.
Vicente Guaita could return to goal, but the front three from the defeat at Goodison could be retained, with Mateta and Ayew, who both scored on Thursday, joining Wilfried Zaha.
Rangnick indicated during his news conference that “quite a few” will be missing for Man United this weekend, identifying Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones as possible absentees.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also expected to miss the game due to a hip injury, so Bruno Fernandes might fill in as the visitors’ false nine.
After recovering from a leg operation, Luke Shaw has been back in training, but his wife has recently given birth, so he is a significant doubt, while youngster Alejandro Garnacho has been unwell and will face a late fitness test.
Marcus Rashford could return after recovering from bronchitis, but Eric Bailly is anticipated to miss out again owing to a back problem, while Paul Pogba is expected to miss out due to a calf problem, meaning the Frenchman may have played his final match for the club.
Meanwhile, because Mason Greenwood has been suspended by Manchester United, Anthony Elanga might start with Fernandes and Rashford as a forward three, with Harry Maguire and Fred perhaps returning after the big defeat at Brighton.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Kouyate, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, Eze; Ayew, Mateta, Zaha
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Telles; Fred, McTominay, Matic; Elanga, Fernandes, Rashford