Roy Hodgson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Crystal Palace v United fixture postponed

Friday 12 February 2021 15:52

Manchester United's Premier League visit to Crystal Palace next month has been postponed due to our involvement in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that United would play Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the last eight of the cup, with that tie scheduled for either 20/21 March.

Our trip to the Eagles was previously set for Saturday 20 March, meaning an alternative date will now need to be found, possibly earlier in the season.

FA Cup quarter-finals draw


The Reds' next opponents in the Emirates FA Cup have been revealed.

With the FA Cup last eight consisting of seven top-flight clubs and a Championship side (Bournemouth), it's one of several Premier League fixtures on that weekend to be rearranged, including Burnley v Leicester City, Liverpool v Chelsea and Manchester City v Wolves.

The postponement also means that we are currently only scheduled to play two league games in March - the Manchester derby and a home match against West Ham. International football takes up the last weekend of the month, while a number of midweek slots are earmarked for potential European fixtures.

When we do face Roy Hodgson's side, the Reds will be eager to avenge September's 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford, in what was our opening game of the campaign.


6 March - Man City (A) - Premier League
11 March - Possible Europa League last-16 first leg
13 March - West Ham (H) - Premier League
18 March - Possible Europa League last-16 second leg
20/21 March - Leicester (A) - FA Cup

*All fixture dates and times are still to be confirmed