Team News: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United (Premier League)

The final match-day of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign is among us, and Manchester United need a victory in London against Crystal Palace to ensure they don’t slip into the Europa Conference League slot for next season.

Rangnick’s men currently sit two points ahead of West Ham, who face Brighton on Sunday, but have a much lower goal difference than the Hammers, meaning that three points at Selhurst Park is needed to avoid any nail-biting situations for the Reds.

While the Europa League is not where United want to be, it is a much better situation for the club to be in than the newly formed European competition.

However, it will not be plain sailing for United in South London. Rangnick has confirmed that there will be several players missing the fixture.

Here’s the full team-news for United’s last game of the season:


Manchester United

While the German interim manager confirmed that he’d be missing players for the trip to the capital, he did not reveal which players he was talking about in his pre-match press conference.

However, he did explain that Phil Jones and Jadon Sancho had finished training early on Friday afternoon due to ‘problems’ and that they would be assessed after the following day of training, However, MEN have reported that the central defender has travelled with the squad.

They have also said that youngsters Alvaro Fernandez , Charlie Savage and Shola Shoretire have all made the squad.

Reports from The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the players that will not feature, with a hip flexor issue keeping him out of the game.

Another possible exclusion is Luke Shaw, with the left-back becoming a father for the second time on Friday, and Rangnick was unsure whether he’d be able to make the travelling squad or not.

Alejandro Garnacho is another who could miss out, with the teenage winger falling ill ahead of the game. While he could return to the squad, it is unlikely that he will make his second first-team appearance for the Reds.


Crystal Palace

Meanwhile, the Eagles are coming from Goodison, where a late sucker punch from Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed a stunning comeback for Frank Lampard’s Everton, which has ensured safety in the Premier League for the Merseyside club.

James Tomkins, James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson and Michael Olise have all been injured for Palace, while Will Hughes left the field of play on Thursday due to illness.

Former Red, Wilfred Zaha, will be a key figure for the hosts on the weekend, he has 13 goals in the league this campaign.

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