Crystal Palace – Manchester United
Crystal Palace faces Manchester United in a last game from the 29th round of the English Premier League.
Crystal Palace continue their fight for survival this season. Roy Hodgson’s team is currently 17th in the league standings with 27 points – on par with Southampton and Swansea. Palace have a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 13 defeats.
The Londoners started the new season very bad, but the team stabilized after the appointment of the experienced Roy Hodgson. But now the team is once again in a bad place. In their last five games Crystal Palace didn’t win even once, making two draws and suffering three defeats. In their last game they suffered a 0-1 defeat against Tottenham at home.
Now Palace will have a difficult test against the visiting Manchester United.
The Red Devils are currently 2nd in the Premier League, but trailing on 16 points behind the convincing leader Manchester City. Meanwhile United have just two points advantage in front of the 3rd Liverpool. Until the end of the season Jose Mourinho’s team shall try to keep the 2nd place – this is the best they could do at the moment.
In the league Manchester United have a record of 18 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five matches the Devils won three times, but also lost twice – against Tottenham and Newcastle.
In the beginning of the season Manchester United were motivated to return on the top of the league for a first time since sir Alex Ferguson left the club. But it still can’t happen and many fans are now asking themselves – is Jose Mourinho really the right man for the job? So far the Portuguese tactician is not showing it.
As for Crystal Palace, they will find every point super important until the end of the season.