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Andreas: We have to adapt for Palace test

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is expecting Crystal Palace to present a different but equally difficult test to our last opponents Liverpool.

The Brazil international was introduced as an early substitute at the weekend, in place of the injured Ander Herrera, and helped to stifle the visitors' attacking threats at Old Trafford.

With Herrera ruled out for tonight's clash at Selhurst Park, and Nemanja Matic previously reported by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be “out for a couple of weeks”, our no.15 could make a rare start, although Fred and Scott McTominay are also options to play with Paul Pogba in midfield.

Solskjaer: Palace away is toughVideo

On the back of a blood-and-thunder draw against our arch rivals on Sunday, Andreas feels United's chances of winning tonight could depend on the team’s ability to adjust swiftly for another scenario.

“I think every game is very important,”
the 23-year-old told MUTV.
“You have a derby, like Liverpool, and then you have Crystal Palace away - a very difficult game at their ground.

“So we have to adapt and we know it is a different type of game, but also a difficult one. So we have to prepare differently and prepare ourselves mentally as well.”
United have found it hard going against the Eagles in the last few years and it has taken late goals in our last two visits to Selhurst Park to ensure we emerged with three points.

Last season the Reds came from two behind to beat Roy Hodgson’s side, with Matic wrapping things up in injury time through his long-range pile-driver.

“Hopefully someone can score the same [kind of goal],”
said Andreas

“It can be a tough one there, so you have to be fully focused and you can’t underestimate them.
Andreas Pereira
Andreas closes down Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
“They have very good players, they have experienced players and we have to stop them and try to play our football.”


United have enjoyed the last few outings to London with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overseeing victories at Wembley, the Emirates, Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge.

Should the Reds add Selhurst Park to that list, it will set a new club-record of eight consecutive away wins in all competitions.

Three Academy kids could face PalaceVideo

Andreas says Solskjaer has got the team playing with confidence, both on the road and in front of our home supporters.

“We’re very happy with everyone at the club, with the manager, with the staff,”
he said.

“All the players are happy and you can see it on the pitch. We just want to be a happy team that is winning games.”


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