Manchester United Predicted XI vs Crystal Palace: A must win game

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Manchester United have done very well to find themselves sitting at second in the Premier League table. But with Manchester City in spectacular form, they are now in danger of falling too far behind to make a serious challenge for the title if they do not start stringing together wins going forward from here.

Tonight’s game will be the 27th of the Red Devils’ league season. And if they win, they will sit 12 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side with 11 games.

While that is a tough task on its own, not coming out of this game with all three points would be even worse. That will mean that they will be either 14 or 15 points behind the league leaders and in that case, City would be heavy favourites to go on and lift the title come the end of the season.

Thus, with all three points needed, here’s how we think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will line Manchester United up, when they take on Crystal Palace away at Selhurst Park:

Manchester United Predicted XI

David de Gea

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Victor Lindelof

Harry Maguire

Luke Shaw

Scott McTominay


Mason Greenwood

Bruno Fernandes

Marcus Rashford

Anthony Martial

With Paul Pogba still out and Edinson Cavani not probably fit enough to play all 90 minutes, this might be the best starting XI that Solskjaer can go for.

On paper, this team is good enough to get all three points away at Selhurst Park but the Red Devils cannot afford to take them lightly, especially after being handed a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture on opening day this season.

But even then, the Red Devils have been sensational away from home for over a year now and Crystal Palace have not been in great form through the course of the campaign, sitting at 13th right now. As a result, United fans should be confident of the team’s chances tonight.

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