MATCH PREVIEW: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United

The misery ends on Sunday as Manchester United look to secure sixth position in the Premier League table when they take on Crystal Palace in their final game of the season on Sunday.

United suffered a 4-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, are currently sixth, two points ahead of seventh-placed West Ham United.

The Red Devils could lose and claim a Europa League spot if West Ham fail to overcome Brighton, but a victory for the Hammers would leave the 20-time English champions needing to triumph themselves.

United go into this game on the back of a 15-day break which followed a chastening 4-0 defeat away at Brighton. The Reds will be looking to go some way to making amends as this season wraps up, and need three points to be sure of Europa League qualification. Should West Ham win and United fail to do so, we will instead qualify for the Europa Conference League.

Palace sit 13th in the Premier League table prior to their fixture at Everton, hoping for a win at Goodison Park which would lift them into the division’s upper half. A top-10 finish in Vieira’s first season in charge would be some achievement, but they’ll likely need a victory over United to make that happen.

Ralf Rangnick should be able to welcome back English attacking duo Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford into the fold, the pair returning to training this week from bronchitis and tonsillitis respectively.

Edinson Cavani has come off the bench in our last two matches – against Brentford and Brighton – and could therefore be in contention to start. Brazil midfielder Fred should also be available.

Luke Shaw also returned to training this week after having metal bolts removed from his leg, originally put there during an operation on a broken leg in 2015.

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