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Man United, C’Palace Target Maximum Points

Posted: May 9, 2015 at 1:42 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Manchester United will be looking to end its three-game losing streak and keep its top four finish on track when the team travels to Crystal Palace today.

Having lost against Chelsea, Everton and West Brom, the Red Devils know that another defeat may jeopardise its chances of qualifying for Europe next season after missing last season’s Champions League.

Interestingly, Crystal Palace is also in the same position after losing three straight matches against West Brom, Hull City and Chelsea last weekend, it is expected that both teams will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways in order to give its fans a glimpse of hope for next season.

With Wilfried Zaha set to face Manchester United for the first time since leaving them permanently last summer,the winger will be aiming to grab the headlines by scoring the crucial that will nailed United.

The likes of Martin Kelly, Mile Jedinak and Glenn Murray were all dropped to the bench last weekend and may return to the starting XI. Yannick Bolasie may be moved back into a wider berth, with Jason Puncheon likely to move infield if Murray returns to lead the line.

Louis van Gaal may have to make do without the likes of Shaw, Evans, Rojo and Rafael at the back once more, while the absence of Michael Carrick has been keenly felt in recent weeks. The manager has bemoaned his strikers’ finishing of late but may well persist with Robin van Persie despite his penalty miss last time out.

Elsewhere Angel Di Maria could be in line to make a long-awaited return to the starting XI.