United & Palace game to have consequences at both ends of the table

For United, three points will see them go back above Liverpool to second where Champions League qualification is guaranteed. Palace, however, need a win to move out the drop zone at the expense of Southampton.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on 6 May 2017. Picture: @CPFC.

JOHANNESBURG - Manchester United and Crystal Palace do battle at Selhurst Park on Monday evening with both teams needing a win to keep the pressure on the teams around them.

For United, three points will see them go back above Liverpool to second where Champions League qualification is guaranteed. Palace, however, needs a win to move out the drop zone at the expense of Southampton.

Crystal Palace goes into the game off a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur whilst Manchester United head into the game after beating, Antonio Conte’s, Chelsea last weekend at Old Trafford.

United will have to forget about their clash with Liverpool and subsequent Champions league second leg as a loss to The Eagles would keep them in third place.

Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp are back in contention for Roy Hodgson. Wilfred Zaha will be hoping to silence his former employers.

Jose Mourinho has an unchanged squad with Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo still out due to injuries.

Palace has not beaten United in their last 17 meetings and given the form of both the teams, it seems unlikely to change.

Neil Swarbrick takes charge of the game.

Kick-off is at 10 PM.