Man United loanee ineligible as Red Devils look to stop the rot

Probable Lineups…

United PalaceManchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Rafael, Carrick, McNair, Shaw, Fellaini, Blind, Januzaj, Rooney, Di Maria, Van Persie

Manchester United will be aiming to get their first win in three games after drawing two and losing one of their previous three fixtures. Louis van Gaal currently has a full blown defensive crisis on his hands with the latest red card to Chris Smalling at the weekend. In addition to him missing out, he is joined by a host of injured centre-backs with Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, and Marcos Rojo all unavailable. United could be forced to play Michael Carrick alongside a young Paddy McNair in defence. Elsewhere, the injury to Radamel Falcao means Robin Van Persie should start up top with Wayne Rooney playing the number 10 role.

Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1): Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Puncheon, McArthur, Joe Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell

Similar to Manchester United, Crystal Palace are yet to record a victory in their last four games, picking up one draw and three losses. The biggest blow to Neil Warnock is that he will be without club captain Miles Jedinak who picked up a red card against Sunderland, as well as on-loan Wilfried Zaha who will be ineligible for the trip to Old Trafford as he cannot play against his parent club. Other than the pair missing out, Palace have a fully fit team when they play United and could exploit their shaky defence in hopes of picking up a point or even going for the win. Frazier Campbell is likely to play the lone striker up top as he hopes to score against his former club.

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Last season, when Manchester United hosted Crystal Palace, it was one of the better games under David Moyes after they came out victorious in a 2-0 win over their opponents. Both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney scored in the match and will surely be looking to add to that tally.