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Preview: Palace v United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Mon Mar 5, 2018, 20:00 BST Selhurst Park Referee: Neil SwarbrickPrevious Games: United 4-0 Palace (September 2017) United 2-0 Palace (May 2017) Palace 1-2 United (December 2016) Unavailable / Doubtful: United
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Match Facts:
🔹 Crystal Palace haven’t won any of their 17 Premier League meetings with Manchester United – the most a team has played another without a single victory in the competition (D3 L14). 🔹 Indeed, Manchester United are unbeaten in 19 top-flight games against Crystal Palace (W16 D3 L0) since a 0-3 loss at Selhurst Park in May 1991 courtesy of goals from Ian Wright and John Salako (2). 🔹 Crystal Palace have only scored in four of their 17 Premier League games against Man Utd, netting just five goals in total. 🔹 This is Crystal Palace’s first Premier League game on a Monday since beating Arsenal 3-0 in April last season – they’ve got a better win rate on this day of the week than they have any other in the Premier League (35% – won 8/23). 🔹 However, Manchester United have the best record of all Premier League teams on Monday games, winning 42 of their 61 games (69%). 🔹 Crystal Palace have lost all eight of their Premier League games this season that have not featured Wilfried Zaha, scoring just once and conceding 18 in these games. 🔹 Manchester United haven’t lost three consecutive Premier League away games since January 1996, while Jose Mourinho has only lost three straight away league games once in his managerial career (August 2006 with Chelsea). 🔹Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku have combined for six Premier League goals this season (3 assists each to each other) – no Man Utd partnership has had more in a single Premier League campaign, with Martial/Rooney in 2015-16 the last duo to get this many. 🔹 Paul Pogba has scored in both of his Premier League games against Crystal Palace – they’re currently the only team he’s scored both home and away against in the competition. 🔹 Anthony Martial has had a hand in more goals as a substitute than any other player in the Premier League this season (6, 4 goals 2 assists).Preview: This should be an interesting clash for many reasons. United are coming off a vital 2-1 win against Chelsea and are looking to build some momentum in the league following poor form over the last couple of weeks. The Reds have been eclipsed in second place as Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday. Scott McTominay has been one of United’s shining lights as of late, and it will be interesting to see how he fits into United’s lineup tomorrow after was tasked with man-marking Hazard against Chelsea. It will also be interesting to see how United shape up up front and whether Mourinho will stick with the 4-3-1-2 formation he deployed successfully last weekend Crystal Palace on the other hand have been dragged back into the relegation fight. They looked comfortably safe only a couple of weeks ago but injuries have hit them hard, and United will face a desperate, hungry team who will want to beat one of the big boys, for the sake of 3 points that would see them climb out of the relegation zone and the momentum and spirit that comes with beating Manchester United

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