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December 13 2018 12.39am

Manchester United v Palace

Old Trafford, Saturday 3.00pm

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho

Team news

Palace are boosted with news that Wilfried Zaha, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins all all passed fit to play against United.

Zaha had to sit out Palace's last game against Tottenham with a hamstring strain, while James Tomkins had to be substituted midway through the second half. Sakho suffered a muscular injury while playing for France but all three are now OK.

Striker Connor Wickham (thigh) and centre half Scott Dann (knee), plus front man Christian Benteke (knee) are all still on the sidelines.

United midfielder Paul Pogba is available after recovering from a muscle problem, while Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini are also fit. Defender Luke Shaw is banned after clocking up five bookings.

Quotes

Roy Hodgson

"We are playing against a very good team with top quality players, they're not just internationals. They're strengthened by some of the players who have been out injured.

"It’s Old Trafford which is a difficult place to get results. At the moment Manchester United are getting results, playing well and have an experienced manager who will be determined to get the maximum home points that he can get against us tomorrow, so I don't see anything that will make our task any easier than it always is when you go there.

"I've been there with lots of teams and I've got to say it's not been very often that I've been able to come away happy with what the points tally."

Jose Mourinho

"I know it’s a big gap but I also know until the end of December if I’m not wrong we have eight Premier League matches to play, and eight Premier League matches we are speaking about 24 points, 24 points for us to fight for the other ones in the top four to fight too but I believe we are going to be there.

"Of course we need points, of course we need points, results. We need performances because we also like good performances in the top of points and good results so is up to us. We were playing well and getting good results until the one of the last period, of course we lost the last match but I don’t consider at all a bad performance."

Andy Newton's stat pack

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man Utd 4-0 C Palace

– Man Utd took 6 points off C Palace last season in the league

– Man Utd have won all their previous home Premier League games vs Palace (9)

– Palace last beat Man Utd away in the league in 1989 (12 repeat fixtures ago)

– Palace have NOT scored in their last 5 league games AWAY at Man Utd

– Palace have scored just 4 goals in their last 10 league games vs Man Utd

– Man Utd have won 8 of their 9 home Premier League games vs Palace ‘to nil’

– Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 20 league games vs Palace (home & away)

– 1 DRAW in the last 10 league head-to-heads

– Lukaku (Man Utd) scored in both head-to-heads last season

For all the Premier League head-to-head stats, visit Juice Storm.


Manchester United - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
8th 12 6 2 4 20

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
05/03/2018 League Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Manchester United loss
30/09/2017 League Manchester United 4 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
21/05/2017 League Manchester United 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
14/12/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United loss
21/05/2016 FA Cup Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United loss

All time results


Last meeting

Palace 2-3 Manchester United

Monday March 05 2018

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp (Riedewald, 80), Sørloth, Benteke

Subs not used: Lee, Cavalieri, Souaré, Delaney, Rakip, Jach

Goals: Townsend (11), van Aanholt (48)

Bookings: Townsend

Manchester United: de Gea, Valencia (Shaw, 67), Smalling Lindelöf, Young (Mata, 67), McTominay (Rashford, 45), Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Sánchez

Subs not used: Bailly, Carrick, Darmian, Castro Pereira

Goals: Smalling (55), R Lukaku (76), Matic (90)

Bookings: Young, Matic, McTominay

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