Match Today: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace 04-02-2023 English Premier League
The matches are now starting to pile up for Manchester United and, in their first two league games this week, they will welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford to kick off Saturday night in the Premier League.
Erik ten Hag's men booked their place in the League Cup final after beating Nottingham Forest 5-0 on aggregate, which saw Newcastle face their first piece of silverware since the 2017/18 season under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils occupy fourth place in the league with 39 points in 20 games, six points behind their rivals Manchester in second place, and three points behind Tottenham with a postponed match, and Manchester United played a series of six matches without defeat before losing the last league match against Arsenal, 3-2. After losing their first home game of the season, United went on an eight-match unbeaten streak at Old Trafford with seven wins and a draw. They will be looking to extend that run but they know it will be hard to beat. Over Crystal Palace, as they showed in the reverse fixture last month.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have been resilient in their last few games but have struggled to convert their efforts into three points several times already this season. They came into this fixture after hard-fought draws against Newcastle and Man United, extending their winless run to five matches in all competitions.
Palace are 12th in the league standings with 24 points in 20 games, five points behind Chelsea in 10th and seven points above the relegation zone. Their away record could use this term of improvement, as they have recorded just two wins in nine matches, along with three draws. And four losses, the visitors have taken no points in their last two visits to Old Trafford and are likely to struggle this one too.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Manchester United have not lost in their last eight home games Manchester United have scored two or more goals in seven of their nine league games at home this season Manchester United have kept six clean sheets in their nine home games this season Crystal Palace have not won in their last four Crystal Palace have failed to score in five of their nine away games this season Manchester United managed to rest a few of their first-choice players midweek, who will come into this match refreshed and ready to go.
The hosts are still involved in three cups and have already shown they are almost unplayable in their day. Palace can't be completely discounted and have a reputation for upsetting big clubs in bad times, however, their opponents are fired up at the moment and should pull away on points in front of their home fans.