Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Preview, Team Update, & Lineup

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Buoyed with an emphatic 2-1 victory over Pep Guardiola's side, Manchester United will now take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, on January 19. The Palace suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in their last game.

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The Bigger Picture For Man UtdOut of nowhere, Manchester United suddenly find themselves in the title race, after winning all of their last nine matches. A win here will uplift them to No. 2. Three days later, they are scheduled to play Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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Crystal Palace Needs To Regain MojoCrystal Palace started the season on a great tempo, but has failed to ride on the momentum, having lost four of their last five matches. The team seems to be heavily reliant on Wilfred Zaha. They are at No. 12 in the points table, six points behind the first half.

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Team News: Manchester UnitedDonny van Beek remains on the sideline, while Anthony Martial, who was subbed off at the half time, will face stiff competition from the newcomer Wout Weghorst. Lisandro Martinez is likely to be paired up with Raphael Varane, with Luke Shaw sent back to his original position.

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Team News: Crystal PalaceJoachim Anderson suffered a calf injury in the last game, and is expected to miss this match. Crystal palace will also miss James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson, as both of them are out of the squad due to injuries.

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How Should Man Utd Line Up?If Martial doesn't recover in time, Erik ten Hag will pick Antony in the starting XI. Weghorst is also expected to make his debut on Thursday. The midfield will comprise Fred and Casemiro, with Eriksen likely to be benched.