Crystal Palace will be playing host to Manchester United at the Selhurst Park on Saturday. United would be looking forward to end their losing streak by defeating Palace in their backyard.
United were beaten by Chelsea, Everton and West Bromwch Albion in their last three matches. Not only did they lose, they also failed to net a single goal in any of these three matches. Last week in their game against West Brom, Robin Van Persie had the golden oppurtunity to avoid defeat and equalise from a penalty but unfortunately he failed to convert it to a goal resulting in United's third straight defeat.
United would look to secure their berth for the UEFA Champions League 2015-2016 season by winning Saturday's game and also at the expense of Liverpool who will face the coronated champions of the current season Chelsea.
David De Gea has expressed his frustation after losing three games in a row. He also hopes that the wheels of fortunes would turn in their favour in their upcoming fixtures.
"It's a difficult moment with three losses. We need to keep going, look forward, try to play better and, of course, try to win the games. I think we played quite well against Chelsea and West Bromwich but we have to create more chances and score more goals. With no goals in these games, I think that it's important we score more," De Gea said in an interview with MUTV.
Earlier this week, United manager Louis Van Gaal confirmed in an interview with MUTV that their playmaker Michael Carrick will not be available for the rest of the season. "Carrick is not available, it was more heavy than we thought. We tried everything but now we have to think about next season. He shall not play anymore this season, it's better now to focus for him on next season and being fit to start," said Van Gaal.
Palace on the other hand could still finish in their highest league position since 1991. When Alan Pardew took over, they were 18th in the league table and now they are comfortable in the middle of the table despite their past three losses. They would want to make an impact in their Saturday's game against United.
Former United player Wilfried Zaha will be having a point to prove against his former club. "I have trust in him and he has trust in me. When he says he will do something he will do it. This gaffer understands that I am not going to get everything right, that it's my job to create and try and take on people," Zaha reflected on his relationship with his coach Pardew, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph last month.
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Valencia, Shaw, Young, Mata, Blind, Herrera, Rooney, Fellaini.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Bolasey, Ledly, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheon, Murray.
Where to Watch Live:
The EPL match is scheduled for 5:30pm BST (10:00pm IST, 12.30pm ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The Live Streaming option is on Starsports.com.
Viewers in UK can watch it live on Sky Sports 1. Viewers can also watch the match online via live streaming on Sky Go. Catch the game live in the US on NBC UNIVERSO NOW, Westwood One Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live on Being Sports Arabia 1 HD and can stream it live on Bein Sports Connect. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 3 and live stream it on Foxtel Play and Fox Sports 4 Australia.