Premier League: Crystal Palace v Manchester United

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Monday, 5th March 2018
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Imperative we get all the points and keep that second place.

Hopefully Pogba's fit and Lukaku can continue his impressive recent form.

Will Bailly feature? Be good to get him back before the Liverpool game.
 

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Bailly has benched for 3 games surely this is the one to put him back in for.

5 days between games no excuse for not playing our best XI hopefully Shaw & Bailly in for Young & Lindelof.
 

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Reports last night that Martial didn’t travel with the squad to London so assume he’s out tonight either illness or injury nothing confirmed yet.
 

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or sulking haha

3 points tonight and we'll have a foot in the door for UCL football next year.

Don't know why but I have the feeling this game could be a potential banana skin lol, guess with Liverpoool above us again the pressure is on to win.I hate this 2 point gap where if Liverpool play first and win they go above us.
 

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You never know could be punishment for his agent mouthing off in the press last week about his contract situation that sort of stuff never goes down well with the boss.

I'd be more worried if they had Zaha but he's out and so are most of their defenders but you know under Hodgson they'll be well organised so we should be ok but our away form isn't always the best.

I see no reason to sit back and counter attack on them go after them and try to put them to the sword a big win would be great to give us a bounce before the weekend and Palace feel like a team you could really put to the sword with an early break through.

They'll be up for it though a night game against a big side will have that ground bouncing but Utd need to show a pair of balls and go there and dictate the game.
 

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No point being overly caution, they haven't won in 5 games and they don't score much so we could go for it tonight. Haven't seen anywhere that Martial has been left behind tho. Fingers crossed he will travel.

Be interesting to see if he plays 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 and which side Sanchez will end up on.
 

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Unless he’s travelled separately he’s not with the squad

DDG Romero Periera

Valencia Darmian Lindelof Smalling Bailly Young Shaw

Pogba McTominey Carrick Matic Lingard

Mata Sanchez Lukaku Rashford

Is the travelling squad
 

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Martial is injured, according to reports in France.

Rumored team, according to MEN: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, McTominay, Pogba, Matic, Sanchez, Lingard, Lukaku.
 

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Wonder if they’ll play like they did vs Chelsea in a 4-3-1-2 with Lingard in behind Sanchez & Lukaku.

Makes us very narrow when we attack as our full backs really don’t like the recovery runs if they do get forward they really have to pick their moments.

Wonder what’s going on with Shaw manager talks him up as our left back for the next decade then only starts him once in 6 games for a guy who is a converted winger.
 

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Lindelof vs Benteke is going to be a good test for Lindelof. We all agree that his not physical enough just yet but has he got that know how to handle these balls into the box?
 

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Need to get our heads out our backside and get going very slow start again away from home.

Lucky goal but they’ve made a good start pressing us high up and not letting us play through midfield.
 

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Pushing our old full backs up too high aren't We?
 

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The level of performance in the first half unfortunately doesn't come as a surprise.
 

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O-dog we've been so poor in the final third. Pushing the golden oldies at full back on then watching them struggle to get back.
 

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I’ve never seen so many passes going straight to oppositon players in one half of football ever.

Pogba too deep, Sanchez playing where Pogba should be. Sanchez absolutely dire. Get him off. Matic and Pogba pi** poor too.

Hopefully Jose will get his hairdryer out now.
 

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There is very little method to United's attacking play. The players have been very sloppy in possession.
 

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You can't have method. Or ideas. Or strategy. Or anything if the players keep booting it off the pitch or giving it away. Alexis and Pogba were terrible that half. Game plan goes out the window when they can't pass.
 

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Just keep trying to force it up the middle lads they definitely don’t want us to keep doing that.

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First 4 things that come to mind whenever I watch us away get into us and we shrink.

That sub will hopefully give us more width and stretch that back 4 they’ve had it way to easy playing narrow.
 

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Shocking again top sides switch on when the game stops we switch off
 

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2-1 Smalling header.

Utd at last showing some fight looking much better with Rashford out left giving them problems almost like they can’t handle width.
 

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Put them on the ropes getting back to 2-2 and we’ve let them off it come on got to get the 3rd it’s almost like we punched ourselves out.
 

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Match day thread closed.

Please use existing Player Match Discussion threads or create new threads to discuss talking points in the Manchester United forum: Manchester United (link to Manchester United forum).
 
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