Crystal Palace vs Manchester United LIVE commentary and team news: Erik ten Hag to be in attendance as Ralf Rangnick ends miserable season
Manchester United will end their miserable season with a trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday and new boss Erik ten Hag will be in attendance. United will finish this term with their lowest points tally in Premier League history regardless of what happens at Selhurst Park. Ralf Rangnick’s side have only won one of their […]
Manchester United will end their miserable season with a trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday and new boss Erik ten Hag will be in attendance.
United will finish this term with their lowest points tally in Premier League history regardless of what happens at Selhurst Park.
Ralf Rangnick’s side have only won one of their last five games and were hammered by Brighton last time out.
They will want to end the campaign on some sort of a high as Ten Hag watches on.
United did beat Palace in December’s reverse fixture with Fred scoring the winner.
Crystal Palace v Man United: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 22.
Kick-off at the Selhurst Park is set for 4pm.
Coverage will be live on the talkSPORT App and commentary from south London will come from Barry Swain.
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Crystal Palace v Man United: Teams
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell, Hughes, Schlupp, Gallagher, Zaha, Edouard, Rak-Sakyi
Subs: Butland, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Ayew, Eze, Mateta, McArthur, Benteke, Kelly
Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Mejbri, Elanga, Fernandes, Cavani
Subs: Heaton, Bailly, Jones, Mata, Varane, Shoretire, Charlie Savage, Alvaro Fernandez, Alejandro Garnacho
Crystal Palace v Man United: Ten Hag’s arrival
Ten Hag has arrived in England and will attend United’s season finale at Palace.
A disappointing Premier League campaign comes to a conclusion at Selhurst Park, when interim boss Rangnick will take charge of his final match.
Ten Hag will officially start work as United boss the following day but it’s understood that the Dutchman is already in the UK preparing for the job.
The 52-year-old was confirmed as manager four weeks ago but preparations were largely parked until Ajax wrapped up the Eredivisie title with last Wednesday’s 5-0 win against Heerenveen.
Ten Hag met with football director John Murtough in Amsterdam the following morning and is now continuing to strategise in London.
The Dutchman will attend United’s trip to Palace, when Rangnick’s Red Devils will attempt to secure Europa League qualification and avoid Europa Conference League football.
Crystal Palace v Man United: Match stats
- Whatever the result, Manchester United will finish the season with their lowest points tally in Premier League history. They’ve lost their last five away league games, and defeat by two or more goals here would see them finish the season with a negative goal difference for the first time since 1989-90 (-1).
- No side has won their final game of a Premier League season more often than Manchester United (20, level with Arsenal), while the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 11 when ending the season away from home (W8 D3 since a 3-1 loss at Spurs in 2000-01).
- Crystal Palace have never lost when playing their final game of a top-flight season at home, winning six and drawing three of their nine games dating back to 1969-70.
- Man Utd are looking to complete their first league double over Crystal Palace since 2017-18, following their 1-0 win at Old Trafford in December.
- Crystal Palace have never won in 12 Premier League home games against Man Utd (D4 L8), the most one team has faced another at home without ever winning in the competition.
- Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 18 Premier League goals this season, only netting more in a single campaign in 2007-08 (31). However, just four of his 18 goals this term have come away from home, while of all players to have scored 100+ goals in Premier League history, Ronaldo has netted the highest percentage of them in home games (70% – 71/102).
- This will be Ralf Rangnick’s final game in charge of Manchester United. Whatever the result, he will leave with the lowest win rate of any Red Devils manager in Premier League history (currently 43.5% – 10 wins from 23 games).
- Following a run of just two defeats in 18 Premier League games following Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s departure (W9 D7), Manchester United have lost four of their last seven (W2 D1). Their 11 Premier League defeats in total this season is their second highest ever tally, topped only by their 12 defeats in 2013-14.
- Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Premier League home games – only once have they recorded five consecutively in the top-flight, doing so in April 1992 under Steve Coppell.
- Despite being unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games, Crystal Palace are looking to win consecutive matches at Selhurst Park for the first time since March 2020.