EPL: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

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Sun 22, May, 2022 02:51pm · Web
It's the final day of the season.
Manchester United play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture is United's final match of an appalling Premier League season and it's also Ralf Rangnick's last game in charge as interim manager. Erik ten Hag has joined United on a three-year contract and he's set to be in attendance at Selhurst.

In regards to team news, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are among the United players who look set to miss the trip to London, while Alejandro Garnacho is also a doubt after missing most of first-team training this week due to illness.

United's squad in replacement of those potential absentees. United have struggled without Ronaldo this season and today's result will decide whether they play Europa League or Conference League football next season. West Ham are two points behind United and they're set to play Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

A 15-day wait for the final game of the season after that humbling horror show at Brighton is not what this squad needed. They’ve been on the beach for a while but with this break, after that last outing, the waves are at knee height now and they can’t wait for it to be all over. The presence of Erik ten Hag might sharpen minds but it would be no surprise to see United roll over again.

Paul Pogba will not be here today and was never going to be. It is an apt epitaph that on his last appearance at Old Trafford he cupped his ear to United supporters telling him to ‘f–k off’ and on his final appearance he walked off after 10 minutes with United already 1-0 down at Anfield.


There will be some final day drama today...
This is one of the most dramatic final days denouements in the Premier League era and this fixture is one of eight with something riding on it today. But it’s probably the most low-key of the eight. United and West Ham are squabbling over the last Europa League place and Rangnick’s team must match the result of the Hammers, who are away at Brighton. On Friday Rangnick tried to stress that this actually meant something for United, but for them the difference between the Europa League and the Conference League is almost irrelevant. Rangnick used the example of Eintracht Frankfurt to extol the virtues of the Europa League, but United’s ambitions are a little grander.

Vieira has claimed United 'are one of the best teams' in the country.

“I think it’s good for us to play the last game at home against one of the best teams – Manchester United - and everything they represent,” said Vieira.

“We will want to give a really good performance. I think our fans deserve that and this is what we will try to do.

“It’s been a really, really challenging season for United, but it’s never easy to play them.

"When you look at the quality that they have in the squad, we need a big performance to get something from the game.”

United will wear a special shirt today to mark the fifth anniversary of the arena attack.

How United should line up vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture is United's final match of an appalling Premier League season and it's also Ralf Rangnick's last game in charge as interim manager. Erik ten Hag has joined United on a three-year contract and he's set to be in attendance at Selhurst.

In regards to team news, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Jadon Sancho are among the United players who look set to miss the trip to London, while Alejandro Garnacho is also a doubt after missing most of first-team training this week due to illness.

It's the final game of the season on Sunday.

Savage included in United squad but no Ronaldo
Charlie Savage and Shola Shoretire have been included in the Manchester United squad for their final game of the season at Crystal Palace.

Savage, 19, made his debut as a late substitute in Ralf Rangnick's second match in charge against Young Boys in the Champions League group stage in December.

Shoretire, 18, debuted for United last season against Newcastle and has appeared four times for the first-team as a substitute. Nineteen-year-old left-back Alvaro Fernandez, an unused substitute in the last three games, is in contention to make his debut.

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