Manchester United welcomes Crystal Palace to Old Trafford in the Premier League as the Red Devils look to win Ralf Ragnick first as interim manager.
MANCHESTER UNITED RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Manchester United are now preparing to enter a new era under Rangnick. The Red Devils will enter the contest off the back of a 3-2 home win over Arsenal on Thursday. Emile Smith Rowe’s strike, which flew into an empty net with David de Gea on the ground nursing an injury, sent the Gunners ahead before Bruno Fernandes equalized before halftime. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice – his 800th and 801st career goals – as Man United completed a comeback. The result against Arsenal moved Manchester United into the seventh spot on the premier league table, six points behind fourth-placed West Ham United. Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, and Raphael Varane are still sidelined with injuries. Edinson Cavani, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Luke Shaw remain major doubts.
CRYSTAL PALACE RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Crystal Palace are on a three-game winless run in the Premier League, losing their last two matches against Aston Villa and Leeds United, with a 3-3 draw at Burnley. Their last premier league outing was a frustrating 1-0 defeat to Leeds. With the match heading for a 0-0 draw, Raphinha converted a stoppage-time penalty after the ball had struck Marc Guehi’s hand in the box. Patrick Vieira’s side has won three, drawn seven, and lost four of their 14 matches to collect 16 points and sit 11th in the premier league table. James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson remain absent through injury. Joel Ward will miss out through suspension.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS CRYSTAL PALACE STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION
BTTS has come through in Manchester United’s last three Premier League matches. However, United have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 games. Crystal Palace has not lost to Man United at Old Trafford since September 2017, winning two and drawing one of their last three matches away. Manchester United has seen over 2.5 in five of their last seven Premier League games.
PREDICTION: MAN. UNITED WIN 2-0/2-1/3-0/3-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: MAN UTD OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS