Man Utd v Crystal Palace [Premier League]
Man Utd v Crystal Palace
Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is expected to be given his Premier League debut on Sunday.
Demi Mitchell, Angel Gomes, Josh Harrop and Scott McTominay could make their senior bows, while Paul Pogba and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will play.
Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling have minor injuries and may be rested ahead of the Europa League final.
James Tomkins should be fit for Crystal Palace after an ankle problem but Yohan Cabaye is a doubt due to a foot injury.
Andros Townsend will miss the game because of an Achilles injury, while Scott Dann is expected to be absent with a knee problem.
*Manchester United are on a nine-match winning streak at home to Palace in the league, keeping eight clean sheets during that run.
*United are unbeaten in 17 league meetings since a 3-0 away defeat in May 1991 (W14, D3).
*Crystal Palace's most recent win at Old Trafford came in a League Cup quarter-final tie in November 2011.
*United have registered their fewest Premier League wins in a season, regardless of Sunday's result. They haven't fared worse than their current tally of 17 since 1990-91, when they ended the campaign with 16 victories.
*They could set an outright record of 11 home draws by a club in a Premier League season. The Red Devils have drawn 15 league games home and away, their most in a season since a similar figure in 1991-92.
*Jose Mourinho's side will earn more points away from home this season (35) than they do at Old Trafford (31 to date).
*Nonetheless, they are unbeaten in 16 home league matches.
*The Eagles have won four of their last seven Premier League away games. Their previous four away victories spanned 26 matches.
*Palace have failed to win any of their five Premier League away fixtures on the final day, conceding 14 goals (D2, L3).
*Defeat on Sunday would equal their club record of 21 losses in a Premier League season, set in 1997-98.
*Sam Allardyce has never beaten a side managed by Jose Mourinho in the Premier League (D3, L7).
*Christian Benteke has scored 11 of his 15 Premier League goals this season away from home. He has found the net in his last two league trips to Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER UNITED v CRYSTAL PALACE
Manchester United XI: Joel Pereira, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Jones, Mitchell, McTominay, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Lingard, Rooney, Harrop.
Subs: Martial, Carrick, Blind, Willock, Gomes, O'Hara, Dearnley.
Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheon, Schlupp, Christian Benteke.
Subs: Speroni, Dann, Campbell, Lee, KaiKai, Sako, Wan Bissaka.
Referee: Anthony Taylor.
This means Smalling starts the final. Fuck's sake. Called it though.
Possibly means Martial will start the final but would be surprising.
I'm sure he'll get taken off at some point so he can get an ovation from the fans.
United are going to play a youth team with like 1 or 2 starters. Expect another draw.
Why is Mouyes playing Pogba instead of resting him?
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