On Sunday, Manchester United host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in what will be Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge of the Red Devils as Interim Manager.
United come into this match having had three positive results under recently departed coach and club legend Michael Carrick following a 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League which has guaranteed them their place as winners of Group F, as well as earning a 1-1 draw away at Chelsea and a 3-2 victory over Arsenal to move United within three points of fourth-place West Ham.
With United’s confidence seemingly being back and potentially having a new manager bounce, the Red Devils will want to put behind a three-game winless run at home against Palace behind them, having lost 3-1 last season, 2-1 the campaign prior and drawing 0-0 with them at Old Trafford in the 2018/19 season.
Palace have shown this season that they can be a tough nut to crack at times, as they have earned notable 3-0 and 2-0 victories against the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City, as well as drawing 2-2 versus Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
The Red Devils haven’t kept a clean sheet at home in 15 matches which is their worst defensive run since April 1958 and March 1959 when they failed to keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford in a sequence of 21 games.