Manchester United fans and players will be looking forward to closing out a disappointing campaign, as they travel south to face Crystal Palace on the final day of the Premier League season
Manchester United fans and players will be looking forward to closing out a disappointing campaign, as they travel south to face Crystal Palace on the final day of the Premier League season.
Ralf Rangnick’s side were thumped 4-0 by Brighton last time out while Crystal Palace were dramatically defeated by Everton who secured their survival for next season.
It was a memorable night for many reasons as Palace blew a 0-2 lead following Everton’s incredible second-half comeback to remain in the Premier League.
Two first-half goals from John Mateta and Jordan Ayew looked to have knocked the wind out of the Everton sail, though Michael Keane’s early goal in the second half sparked a sensational night.
Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured the three points which prompted a sea of blue on the pitch as Everton fans celebrated a happy ending to what has been a testing season.
The Eagles have the ability to attempt to inflict misery again as Manchester United need a victory to guarantee their place in the Europa League next season.
In what has been the worst Premier League campaign from a Manchester United side in history, there is still something to play for as they attempt to finish the season strongly.
Ralf Rangnick oversaw an embarrassing display against Brighton which saw his side concede three goals in the space of ten minutes which put an end to their chance of Champions League football next season.
It will the last game for a dozen United players, as the likes of Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and more are all set to depart the club along with interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Victory will secure their place in the Europa League next season, though anything less could leave them vulnerable to finishing in the Conference League position should West Ham win their match against Brighton.
Palace will be without James McArthur, James Tomkins and Nathan Ferguson through injury, while Michael Olise is a doubt with a foot injury.
As for United, the likes of Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly are all set to miss out with injuries.
Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard are likely to play their final match for the Red Devils along with Phil Jones and Nemanja Matic.
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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – kick off at 4pm (UK time) on Sunday 22nd May 2022.