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How should Manchester United line up against Crystal Palace?

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Which players, formation and tactics should Manchester United use in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace?

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So United will still be without Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Adnan Januzaj for their clash with Crystal Palace this evening, while there are doubts over the fitness of young talent Marcus Rashford and no talent Phil Jones. The good news is that Ander Herrera should have recovered after picking up a knock in the FA Cup win over West Ham United last week, but it remains to be seen if he'll be good to start.

Antonio Valencia put in a reasonable enough display in the narrow win over Aston Villa, which could be enough to persuade Louis van Gaal to leave his back four unchanged. However, we may expect some adjustments further up the field, with Anthony Martial and Memphis likely to be vying to replace the fatigued Rashford. If it's the former, Rooney could keep his position just off the striker, though if Memphis comes into the team, Rooney could play ahead of Memphis, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard.

Isn't it exciting?

tBB line-up

Subs: Romero, Darmian, McNair, Fosu-Mensah, Pereira, Memphis, Rashford