Crystal Palace v Manchester United team line-ups: Martin Kelly starts for Eagles – Rashford fit for Red Devils

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has had an injury boost with Martin Kelly fit to start tonight’s home game against Manchester United.

Mamadou Sakho is missing with a knee injury and the former Liverpool defender is preferred ahead of Scott Dann to partner James Tomkins.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not fit yet and that means another start at right-back for Joel Ward.

Wilfried Zaha, who scored twice in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Leicester, faces his old employers. The Ivory Coast international has scored in his last three league matches – his best consecutive run.

United have a heavy injury list but Marcus Rashford (ankle) is able to take a place on the bench.

Palace have yet to beat Manchester United in the Premier League – losing 15 of their 19 meetings since the top-flight was rebranded. The last time that they did enjoy a win over them was in 1991 – John Salako scoring twice in a 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

United have won seven straight in all competitions on the road with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasting defeat just once in his 14 fixtures in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Kelly, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Zaha, Townsend, Batshuayi. Subs: Hennessey, Dann, Meyer, Kouyate, Ayew, Benteke, Riedewald.

Manchester United: De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku, Smalling, Fred, Young, Dalot, Shaw, McTominay. Subs: Romero, Bailly, Rashford, Pereira, Rojo, Garner, Chong.

 


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