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Your essential guide to Palace v United

Manchester United will be looking for a club-record eighth consecutive away win in all competitions when we face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Reds earned a Premier League point at home to Liverpool on Sunday, despite having to make three first-half substitutions following injuries to Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard.

With those three players ruled out and others such as Anthony Martial still not ready to return, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added some of the club's Academy graduates to his travelling squad for the trip to South London.

As we aim to vault ourselves back into the top four, here is everything you need to know ahead of the action…

Crystal Palace v United: Key match details
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Wednesday 27 February | Premier League | Selhurst Park | 20:00 GMT kick-off | Live build-up on MUTV from 18:30 GMT | Referee: Martin Atkinson

HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?

Palace v United will kick off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday night and you can follow it live on ManUtd.com and in our Official AppMUTV subscribers can listen to live radio commentary after watching exclusive build-up from 18:30 GMT on the Match Day programme.

WHAT'S THE TEAM NEWS?

Lingard, Mata and Herrera will join the previously absent Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Antonio Valencia in missing the Palace clash but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford, who played almost the entire match against Liverpool with an ankle injury, may have “a chance” of being fit in time. Marcos Rojo could be involved, as might three Academy graduates in Tahith Chong, James Garner and Angel Gomes. For more details, including quotes from Solskjaer, see our separate team news story.

WHAT ABOUT THE OPPOSITION?

Mamadou Sakho did not finish Saturday's emphatic 4-1 win at Leicester City, and will require a medical assessment, while highly-rated young full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed the game entirely due to a hamstring problem. Martin Kelly (muscle strain) was also unavailable, while Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are more long-term absentees.

HOW ARE PALACE GETTING ON?

After looking dead certs for relegation in the opening weeks of the last campaign, Roy Hodgson helped the Eagles soar clear of danger with an eleventh-place finish. This season, the Premier League’s oldest manager, at 71-years of age, has helped his side to reach another mid-table perch as things stand - thirteenth, going into the latest round of fixtures.

So far this term, Palace have punched above their weight on occasions with the standout performances being an Emirates FA Cup third-round victory over Tottenham and a staggering 3-2 win at Manchester City in the Premier League which featured a Goal of the Season contender from Andros Townsend.


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ONES TO WATCH

This season, the main men for Crystal Palace’s goals have been Townsend and former United winger Wilfried Zaha. The duo, aged 27 and 26 respectively, have scored 14 goals between them in all competitions and assisted six.

Townsend, now in his third season with the Eagles after a number of years on loan in the second and third tiers, has a tendency to pop up with a screamer. Ten of his 18 Premier League goals have come from outside the box.

As for Zaha, the Ivorian is now in the fifth campaign of his second spell with the hosts and has proved to be a major attacking threat through the middle and out wide. His abilities have led to him being a marked man; he is the second most fouled player in the Premier League (68) behind Chelsea's Eden Hazard (74).

WHAT'S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST PALACE?

Both at home and on the road, United are yet to taste defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League era. The goalless draw played out between the two sides at Old Trafford earlier in the season extended this run to 19 games.

Last year’s game at Selhurst Park will still be in many fans' memories. United showed great powers of recovery after being two goals down inside 54 minutes, to hit back through Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku and then secure all three points with a late stunner from Nemanja Matic.

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United are unbeaten in our nine previous visits to Selhurst Park in the Premier League era, winning six and drawing three.

WHO'S THE REFEREE?

Martin Atkinson will take charge of his second United fixture of the season on Wednesday. The Yorkshireman, who previously officiated in December's Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield, will be assisted by Lee Betts and Harry Lennard with David Coote serving as the fourth official.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE SCORE WILL BE?

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Our 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace in 2016 meant that United became the first club to win 250 away matches in the Premier League.

RIVALS WATCH

This week sees a full programme of Premier League action with every side in action on Tuesday and Wednesday. Top four rivals, Arsenal, host AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium while Chelsea and Tottenham lock horns in a London derby. Here is the full schedule below - be sure to look out for the scores by selecting the All tab on our Fixtures page.

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY

Cardiff City v Everton (19:45 GMT)
Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers (19:45 GMT)
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion (19:45 GMT)
Newcastle United v Burnley (20:00 GMT)

WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth (19:45 GMT)
Southampton v Fulham (19:45 GMT)
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (20:00 GMT)
Crystal Palace v Manchester United (20:00 GMT)
Liverpool v Watford (20:00 GMT)
Manchester City v West Ham United (20:00 GMT)

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