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Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner praises five “quality” Man United players



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Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner has reserved special praise for five Manchester United players ahead of the Premier League clash between the two on Monday evening.

The Reds return to Premier League action on Monday night with a trip to South London to face Crystal Palace, with only five games remaining this term.

Glasner took charge at Selhurst Park in February following Roy Hodgson’s departure and has impressed with his style of play.

Palace have won three of their last four games, including victories against Newcastle and Liverpool, with the other being a draw.

It is likely going to be a difficult game for Erik ten Hag’s side, who seem to be stumbling towards the end of the season despite having an FA Cup final on the horizon.

However, Glaser has defended his opposite number and claimed that Ten Hag is a “great manager” despite scrutiny around his position at Old Trafford, and the Austrian manager also highlighted five players at United.

“I expect a lot of quality; players’ quality and coaching quality. Erik ten Hag did a fantastic job at Ajax. Last year, Man Utd won a cup,” Glasner told Crystal Palace media. 

“Great manager, great team. They suffered from many injuries this season, but they still have a lot of quality, offensively.

“Antony, Garnacho, Fernandes; individual, one-on-one players, and a very physical striker (Hojlund) with finishing qualities. Mainoo, one of the rising stars in English football, he also had his debut for the English national team.

“So a fantastic team, and of course a big club. But, with respect, we go for the win.”

Last time out between the two clubs, Palace came out on top with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. United won against them in the Carabao Cup beforehand.

The Palace boss continued: “I have mentioned it before, they have a lot of quality in offence. But also, yeah, like every team, they have their weaknesses.

“It’s for us to control their strengths, but also use their weaknesses, and also what fits to our strengths. We can’t play, or we don’t want to play, in a different way to what we did in the past.”