Manchester United will be looking for a fourth straight win to bolster their first four Premier League hopes when they host Crystal Palace this weekend.
The Red Devils have been without a top-flight win since their Manchester derby triumph in mid-January but have bounced back in style.
Erik ten Hag had his momentum slightly stifled after conceding late goals in a 1-1 draw with Palace and a 3-2 loss to Arsenal.
United have since bounced back with a 3-1 FA Cup win over Reading between the two, progressing comfortably to the Carabao Cup final after successive wins over Nottingham Forest.
The club have won their last five home games in the Premier League, but have drawn two and lost two in their last five meetings with Palace.
Man United v Crystal Palace: talkSPORT coverage
This Premier League match will take place on Saturday, January 4.
Kick-off at Old Trafford is scheduled for 3 p.m.
talkSPORT will be present for all goals in this game as part of our GameDay Live coverage which starts at 2.30pm.
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Man United v Crystal Palace: TV Channel and Live Stream
Unfortunately, this game will not be shown on UK screens due to the 3pm blackout in English football.
However, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports website and app shortly after the match has finished and then later during the match of the day.
talkSPORT.com will also be on hand for all the best post-match reactions.
Man United v Crystal Palace: Team News
The hosts will be without Christian Eriksen with an ankle injury which could see Marcel Sabizzter on loan from Bayern Munich make his immediate debut.
Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are still out, but Diogo Dalot returned to training on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Palace are missing talisman Wilfried Zaha with a hamstring problem, as he joins James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson in the treatment room.
Patrick Vieira has a decision to make if he starts deadline day signings Naouirou Ahamada and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Man United v Crystal Palace: The facts of the match
- No Premier League player has had more success this season than Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze (32 each), although Zaha has come from 97 attempts (33% success rate) to Eze’s 64 (50% success).
- Michael Olise scored Crystal Palace’s equalizer in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United last month – the only Eagles player to score home and away league goals against the Red Devils in the same high-flying campaign was Bobby Tambling in 1970-71.
- Only Kevin De Bruyne (11) has more Premier League assists than Man Utd’s Christian Eriksen this season (7). Eriksen has been involved in seven goals in his last nine league appearances against Crystal Palace (2 goals, 5 assists), while it is only against Stoke (8) and Southampton (6) that he has more assists in the Premier League than against the Eagles (5) .
- Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford has been involved in six goals in his six Premier League appearances since the competition resumed after the World Cup (5 goals, 1 assist) – only Erling Haaland (7) has been involved more during this period.
- Manchester United have dropped points after leading in their last two Premier League games, having failed to do so in any of their previous 32 games. Only once have Manchester United failed to win three consecutive Premier League games despite being top each time, in December 1998 (draws with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Chelsea).
- After Michael Olise’s free-kick for Crystal Palace to make it 1-1 and Eddie Nketiah’s strike for Arsenal to make it 3-2, Manchester United conceded goals for the first time that changed the 90th minute result of consecutive Premier League matches. .
- Crystal Palace have won just one of their last seven Premier League games (D2 L4), with that victory coming at Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve. It is their third consecutive Premier League game against the side in fourth place, after draws with Manchester United (1-1) and Newcastle (0-0) last month.
- Manchester United have won their last five home games in the Premier League, the last being a longer one at Old Trafford between May and December 2017 (8).
- Crystal Palace have taken seven points from their last four away league matches against Manchester United (W2 D1 L1), one shy of their first 21 visits to Old Trafford (W2 D2 L17, assuming 3 pts / victoire). However, they lost that exact match 1-0 last season.
- Manchester United have won just one of their last five Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D2 L2), and are winless in their last two. They haven’t gone three top-flight games without a win against the Eagles since October 1970.
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