Crystal Palace vs Manchester United LIVE highlights and reaction as Wilfried Zaha secures win


Manchester United play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture is United’s final match of an appalling Premier League season and it’s also Ralf Rangnick’s last game in charge as interim manager. Erik ten Hag has joined United on a three-year contract and he’s set to be in attendance at Selhurst.

In regards to team news, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are among the United players who miss out but youngster Hannibal Mejbri starts.

Charlie Savage and Shola Shoretire are substitutes, as well as Alejandro Garnacho who has overcome illness to take his place on the bench. United have struggled without Ronaldo this season and today result will decide whether they play Europa League or Conference League football next season. West Ham are two points behind United and they’re set to play Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Today’s United fixture will not be televised in the UK but we’ll bring you live updates from the game in this dedicated blog.

Follow the blog below for live updates from Selhurst Park throughout.

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OPINION: Ten Hag gives little away watching United lose

Erik ten Hag stared stoically whenever the camera switched to him in the stands and he will need to perfect that expression for when he is standing on the touchline.

Manchester United avoided relegation to the Conference, which almost gives the denouement to their season a triumphant air. It was so chastening their supporters were more fixated on their phones, doubtless checking the scores at Anfield and the Etihad.

They started cheering upon news City had recovered from 2-0 down to go 3-2 up against Aston Villa, thus safeguarding the Treble amid the threat of a Liverpool quadruple.

Read the full report here.

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Mata’s post-match farewell


United player ratings as Lindelof and Dalot poor

David de Gea

Made two decent saves at 0-0 and could do little about Wilfried Zaha’s goal. A stock performance and result for his season. 6

Diogo Dalot

Never comfortable against Wilfried Zaha and was easy prey for the opening goal. Not a convincing enough performance with full-back departures planned elsewhere. 4

Victor Lindelof

No better than he was at Brighton. Defended feebly and his reading of the play was dreadful. Could – and should – be fourth-choice center-back next season. 4

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United lose to Palace on the final day.

The club’s worst season in the Premier League is finally over.

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United will finish sixth

Europa League football next season, as it stands.

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City complete the comeback

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Brighton are leading

Brighton 2-1 West Ham.

That’s good for United.

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Dalot thwarts the danger

That’s some desperate defending from United as Dalot thwarts the danger.

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Fred comes off

Fred off.

Shoretire on.

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Van der Gaag and McClaren are here

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This has been poor again

United are ending the season as they’ve played all campaign.

This is poor.

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Hannibal comes off

Hannibal off.

Mata on.

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Hannibal comes close to debut goal

Good effort from the youngster.

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That wasn’t good enough from United.

Gallagher had so much time on the ball.


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Zaha creates an opening but United survive.

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Arnold is also at Selhurst

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Brighton are level vs West Ham

Brighton have scored an equalizer against West Ham.

That means United will play Europa League football, as it stands.

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Maguire clears the danger

Palace break but Maguire clears the danger.

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We’re back under way

Here we go.

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Half-time ratings

And here are your half-time player ratings.

De Gea

Two decent stops. 7


Easy prey for Zaha. 4


Dreadful. 4


Not commanding enough. 5


Best of a bad back four. 6


Not stamped his authority. 5


Similar to McTominay. 5


Wasted a good chance. 5


Repeated mistake at Watford. 4


Reasonable half. 6


Had some openings. 5

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That’s the whistle for the break.

Zaha’s goal is the difference.

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West Ham take the lead at Brighton

As things stand, United will play in the Europa Conference League next season.

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Dalot and Lindelof at fault

Dalot and Lindelof were as bad as one another there. It was effectively a goal before Zaha scored it, it was that easy. Lindelof is vulnerable against pace and strength and he was barely an obstacle after Zaha held off Dalot, who was easy prey.

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That was awful from United

As minutes go that is a pretty dreadful one for United, given events elsewhere. We’ve seen Fernandes try that crossfield pass straight from a throw so often. He hasn’t even looked to see if it was on. It’s aimless and it costs his team a goal.




Palace are ahead through Zaha.

Fernandes gifted the chance.

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Rangnick’s first and last game

Rangnick’s first game was against Palace in December.

His last game as interim boss is against Palace in May.

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The atmosphere is outstanding

All of the stories are, of course, elsewhere and there has been little of note this half. United have had some decent chances but their rhythm is non-existent and Schlupp has just tested De Gea again after some dire defending from Lindelof.

For a meaningless game, the atmosphere in the home and away sections is excellent. The game is not.

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Cavani has caught the eye

Cavani is having a decent game in his first start since February 8. From the winter rain at Turf Moor to the sunshine in south London, I imagine he is enjoying this one a little more. Electric pace from Elanga to stay clear of Mitchell but caught in two minds. Game starting to open up and United do not look convincing at the back.

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Fernandes comes close.

Elanga should have played the ball earlier.



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