Manchester United travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in a midweek Premier League fixture on Wednesday, in what will be a rematch of last season’s FA Cup final.
United’s 2-1 extra-time win over the Eagles back in May ended up being Louis van Gaal’s final match in charge of the Red Devils. The veteran Dutch coach was relieved of his duties just a few days after the Wembley game.
The dramatic victory still stands as the high point of the post-Ferguson era for many United fans; Jesse Lingards superb strike to win the game provided a rare moment of joy in an otherwise dour three years.
But despite a results not going to plan so far this season, United look a much more fluid unit with Jose Mourinho at the helm. The Portuguese coach will be hoping that his side can build on the 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and get their season back on track.
Palace currently sit 16th in the table and, despite having outscored the Red Devils so far this season, Alan Pardew’s men are shipping goals at an alarming rate.
United will be confident of getting three points at Selhurst Park but they’ll have to do it without the in-form Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian has put in a string of superative displays since making his return to the first-team picture in recent weeks, but an injury sustained against Spurs looks to have ruled him out until Boxing Day; Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard will compete to take his place.
HOW TO WATCH
When: 20:00 UK time, 15:00 Eastern, 12:00 Pacific
Where: Selhurst Park, London
Television: UK viewers can catch the action on BT Sport 1, while NBCSN will be broadcasting the game in the US. For the rest of the world, LiveSoccerTV has you covered.
Streaming: The BT Sport app in the UK, NBC streaming services in the US.
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