Manchester United vs Crystal Palace prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

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  • Ralf Rangnick
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    German association football manager

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick will make his first appearance on the touchline at Old Trafford today with the visit of Crystal Palace.

After watching the 3-2 win over Arsenal in the stands, Rangnick was unveiled on Friday and said he was looking to instill more "balance" to a team prone to conceding goals.

That aim will get a stern first test from Crystal Palace, who have been a strong attacking unit with Conor Gallagher particularly impressing so far this season.

FOLLOW LIVE - Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Team news, line-ups and build-up for Premier League fixture today

United came into the weekend seventh in the table, while Palace were 11th.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the match?

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace kicks off today, Sunday 5th December, at 2pm GMT.

Can I watch Man Utd vs Crystal Palace on TV?

Unfortunately, the game will not be shown live on TV in the UK.

But you can follow live updates with the Independent’s live blog.

What is the team news?

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a doubt after sustaining a hand injury against Chelsea, while Nemanja Matic has a hamstring tweak which could keep him out.

Luke Shaw is expected to miss out with a head injury, while Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani all remain out.

Palace defender Joachim Andersen could return after a thigh injury, but James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are injured and Joel Ward is suspended.

Confirmed line-ups

Man United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelöf, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Bruno, Rashford, Ronaldo

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Clyne, Tomkins, Guéhi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Schlupp, Kouyaté; Ayew, Benteke, Zaha

Odds

Man Utd 5/8

Draw 10/3

Palace 11/2

Prediction

Manchester United will be bouncing after that comeback win over Arsenal, as well as the arrival of new manager Ralf Rangnick. Palace are have been excellent this season but this may be a step too far. Manchester United 2-1 Crystal Palace.

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