Manchester United will end their miserable season with a trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday and new boss Erik ten Hag will be there.
United will finish this term with their lowest points tally in Premier League history, no matter what happens at Selhurst Park.
Ralf Rangnick’s side have won just one of their last five games and were beaten by Brighton last time out.
They’ll want to end the campaign on some kind of high as Ten Hag looks on.
United beat Palace in the reverse fixture in December with Fred scoring the winner.
Crystal Palace v Man United: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 22.
Kick-off at Selhurst Park is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Coverage will be live on the talkSPORT app and commentary from south London will come from Barry Swain.
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Crystal Palace v Man United: Team news
Palace remain without Michael Olise and Nathan Ferguson but James McArthur and James Tomkins could return for the Eagles.
Conor Gallagher is set for the final game of his loan spell from Chelsea.
United could welcome back Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw for the final game of the season.
Eric Bailly is still struggling with a back problem while Marcus Rashford is still expected to miss.
Crystal Palace against Man United: the arrival of Ten Hag
Ten Hag has arrived in England and will attend United’s season finale at Palace.
A disappointing Premier League campaign comes to an end at Selhurst Park, when caretaker boss Rangnick takes charge of his final game.
Ten Hag will officially start working as United boss the following day, but it is understood the Dutchman is already in the UK preparing for the job.
The 52-year-old was confirmed as manager four weeks ago but preparations were largely halted until Ajax clinched the Eredivisie title with last Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Heerenveen .
Ten Hag met director of football John Murtough in Amsterdam the next morning and is now continuing to strategize in London.
The Dutchman will attend United’s trip to Palace, when Rangnick’s Red Devils attempt to qualify for the Europa League and avoid Europa League Conference football.
Crystal Palace v Man United: Match Stats
- Regardless of the result, Manchester United will end the season with their lowest points tally in Premier League history. They have lost their last five away league matches, and a defeat by two or more goals here would see them finish the season with a negative goal difference for the first time since 1989-90 (-1).
- No team has won their last game of a Premier League season more often than Manchester United (20, tied with Arsenal), while the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 11 by finishing the away season (W8 D3 since a 3-1 loss at Spurs in 2000-01).
- Crystal Palace have never lost in their last game of a top-flight season at home, winning six and drawing three of their nine games since 1969-70.
- Man Utd are looking to complete their first league double against Crystal Palace since 2017-18, following their 1-0 win at Old Trafford in December.
- Crystal Palace have never won in 12 Premier League home games against Man Utd (D4 L8), the most that a team has faced another at home without ever winning in the competition.
- Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 18 Premier League goals this season, scoring more in just one campaign in 2007-08 (31). However, only four of his 18 goals this season have come from home, while of all the players to score more than 100 goals in Premier League history, Ronaldo has scored the highest percentage in games at home (70% – 71/102) .
- This will be Ralf Rangnick’s last game in charge of Manchester United. Whatever the result, he will walk away with the lowest win rate of any Red Devils manager in Premier League history (currently 43.5% – 10 wins from 23 games).
- After a run of just two defeats in 18 Premier League games following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjær (W9 D7), Manchester United have lost four of their last seven (W2 D1). Their 11 Premier League defeats in total this season are their second-highest tally ever, topped only by their 12 defeats in 2013-14.
- Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Premier League home games – only once have they recorded five in a row in the top flight, in April 1992 under Steve Coppell.
- Despite being unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games, Crystal Palace are looking to win consecutive games at Selhurst Park for the first time since March 2020.