MANCHESTER United will look to make it back to back Premier League victories for the first time since August when they travel to Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening to take on Crystal Palace.
United ended a run of three consecutive 1-1 draws in the league on Sunday, when they overcame Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 29th minute strike.
The weekend’s win left the Reds three points behind fifth placed Spurs and six points astray of rivals Manchester City, who are in fourth place.
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United will be without Sunday’s match winner Mkhitaryan for the midweek trip, after he suffered a minor ankle injury following Danny Rose’s poor challenge in the 85th minute, but he is expected to return for the Boxing Day fixture against Sunderland.
The Armenian summer signing joins Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling as the only other injuries for Manchester United, whilst Antonio Valencia will miss the trip after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.
London based Crystal Palace are just three points from safety, sitting in 15th place. However, they could count themselves unlucky to have not come away with all three points after Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw at Hull City.
The Eagles are no strangers to high scoring games this season, and in their last seven Premier League games there has been a remarkable 36 goals scored, yet they could be without eight players for the game.
James Tomkins and Bakary Sako will be monitored ahead of the game after they missed the fixture at Hull, whilst Connor Wickham, Loic Remy, Steve Mandanda, Jonathan Benteke and Papa Souare all definitely miss out through injury. Jason Puncheon misses out after collecting his fifth booking this weekend.
The game takes place at 20:00 tomorrow night and will be shown live on BT Sport 1.