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MANCHESTER UNITED (4-5-1): De Gea; Valencia, Carrick, McNair, Shaw; Januzaj, Rooney, Blind, Fellaini, Di Maria; Van Persie.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-1-1): Speroni; Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Bolasie; Chamakh; Campbell.
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Winless in the last 3 games [draw vs Chelsea and West Broom, loose vs Manchester City] for Manchester United but they will try to come back against Crystal Palace today. Louis Van Gaal still got defensive problems, as two other defenders will be unvailable for him today. On the other side, Crystal Palace who have won only one of the last 5 matches, will try to secure atleast one point to keep themself away from the regalation zone.
Once again, defensive problems for Manchester United. Last week against their local rivals, Rojo picked up an injury and Chris Smalling got suspended after receiving 2 yellow cards.
Louis Van Gaal has not many choices left , so he will probably play Michael Carrick today at the heart of the defensive wall. The midfielder admits that he will play whenever his team needs him. He stated : “Defence is not something I have played in an awful lot. I have had spells of it over the years playing two or three or four games in a season. If I need to play there then fine – I have not had a lot of football recently so I will play anywhere.
Possible Line up for Manchester United : De Gea, Valencia, Carrick, Blackett, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney, Van Persie.
Crystal Palace has collected only 9 points on their first 10 weeks, having one of the worst defensive record on the league by conceding 19 goals [ only 1 less than QPR]. Anyway, Crystal Palace manager still remains positive that they can upset the odds today at “Old Trafford”.
To archeive that, Crystal Palace will do it without their key players : Mile Jedinak on the defensive phase and Zaha on the attacking one. The young striker will not be able to face his parent club today.