Palace were 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture near the start of the campaign, with former Man United winger Wilfried Zaha netting twice in that clash with his old club. The Ivory Coast international is not expected to feature tonight, however, with an injury sustained early last month set to keep him out a little while longer. Zaha’s absence is certainly a blow to Roy Hodgson’s side, who enter the match in 13th place in the Premier League.
They are also in mixed form coming into the fixture, with two wins, two losses and one draw in their last five outings. Second-placed Man United, meanwhile, trail rivals and league leaders Man City by 15 points and have also won just two of their last five games. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are unbeaten in that run, however, having drawn their other three matches in that stretch. The title seems to be slipping away from the Red Devils, but they will nevertheless hope to reduce the gap to City to 12 points here. Follow live updates from Crystal Palace vs Manchester United below.