Crystal Palace vs Manchester United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch. 
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action with James McCarthy and Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United will be entertained by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening as both sides look to start their month of March fixtures. 

United will be looking end a run of three away games without a win, after failing to beat Arsenal, West Brom and Chelsea in their last three league outings.

The Reds have enjoyed their travels to South London in recent years - the last time United failed to win at Selhurst Park was back in 2015 when they drew 0-0. Since then the Reds have won five consecutive games at Selhurst Park. 

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For Palace, a goalless draw against Fulham summed up their lack of the attacking prowess in their side.

With their talisman, Wilfried Zaha, having missed the majority of February due to injury, The Eagles only managed 33 shots from five Premier League games in February - a new league record for the lowest amount of shots taken by a club in a Premier League month. 

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Hodgson's side has registered four points from their last two games and now sees the South London club having established a ten points gap between them and the dropzone.  

  • Team news

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team selection ahead of the clash sees him without Paul Pogba, who is out at least another week; United insist the Frenchman is inches away from a return back to the team.

Edinson Cavani could also feature on the bench for Wednesday night's game, but, with the Manchester Derby around the corner, Solskjaer could opt to not risk the Uruguayan international. 

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However, Donny van de Beek could be given a start in South London as Solskjaer could choose to shuffle up his side ahead of the crucial upcoming games against AC Milan and Manchester City.  

With Juan Mata, Phil Jones out injured this means Mata, Jones and Pogba seem to be the only unavailable players Solskjaer has in his United side.

Roy Hodgson will still be without his key man, Wilfried Zaha, as the Palace boss doubts whether the Ivorian will be fit for the game against his former club. 

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The Eagles current absentees see them without seven squad players who include James McArthur, Connor Wickham, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Nathan Ferguson, Wayne Hennessey,  James Tomkins, and Connor Wickham

Hodgson welcome back Nathaniel Clyne before Wednesday's clash, as the 29-year-old is said to be imminent in his return to the team from a muscular problem.

  • Last meeting between the sides

The last meeting between Manchester United and Crystal Palace saw the Eagles run away 3-1 winner at Old Trafford on the opening day of the 2020/21 season.

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An inspired Zaha performance saw Palace win in Manchester for the first time in the league since 1989. Palace will be hoping to do a league double over United for the first time.

Meanwhile, for the Reds, a debut goal was also bittersweetly remembered by United fans on that horrid afternoon - as van de Beek scored on his debut with United's only goal that day.

The Dutchman will be hoping to score once more against the Eagles should Solskjaer opt to select him. 

  • Ones to watch

United's player to watch out for is Marcus Rashford.

The England international has been involved in four goals in his last six appearances against the Eagles. 

The number 10 particularly stood out in United's last game at Selhurst Park - contributing to a goal and an assist in a 2-0 Reds win.  

Palace's one to watch is Jean-Philippe Mateta. The 23-year-old Frenchman could cause a few problems for United's back four with his pace and off the ball movement in the six-yard area.

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Mateta will aim to add to his goalscoring tally after already scoring on his first start for Palace in the M23 derby.

A goal in his first-ever game at Selhurst Park could be on the cards if Hodgson chooses to start the striker.

  • Predicted line-ups

United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles, van de Beek, Matic, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial (4-2-3-1).

Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Townsend, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Eze, Mateta, Ayew (4-4-2).

  • Prediction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester United

  • Where to watch the game

The game will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with the game kicking off at 8:15 pm. 

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