Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United: Preview and TV schedule

Michael Regan

United's dwindling aspirations of a top four finish face a tough test against Palace.

Manchester United's already damaged hopes of a top four finish face another test as the Red Devils travel to London to face Crystal Palace.

United's disappointing season has been well documented as David Moyes has battled injuries and poor runs of form all the while dealing with the immense shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson. United have failed to win in their last three matches, losing against Stoke Ctiy while drawing Fulham and Arsenal. They need to close an eight point gap on Tottenham if they have any hope of getting into next season's Champions League.

Palace have won their last three home matches and could close within three places in the table of the defending champions with a victory on Saturday. Tony Pulis' side is on the right side of the relegation battle in 15th place, but only have a two point cushion between themselves and the drop zone.

United won the first meeting of the season between the two teams 2-0 in September behind goals from newly re-signed Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie.

Crystal Palace injuries and suspensions

In Doubt: Jerome Thomas (back).

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Nani (hamstring).

Palace's only injury issue is Jerome Thomas who is doubtful with back problems. United's lineup will be dictated by several players who are doubt for the match. Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are all dealing with injuries and could make the bench if cleared by the medical team. Nani remains out with a hamstring injury.

Projected lineups

Crystal Palace: Julián Speroni, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Joe Ledley, Mike Jedinak, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Jason Puncheon, Tom Ince, Yannick Bolasie, Marouane Chamakh

Manchester United: David De Gea, Rafael, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidić, Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Adnan Januzaj, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin Van Persie

Match Date/Time: 5:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Selhurst Park, London, England

TV: NBC (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), NBC (Canada)

Online: NBC Live Extra (U.S.)

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