Ralf Ragnick will be in charge of his first game as Manchester United’s interim manager when his side takes on Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. The Red Devils enter this match after a victory over an in-form Arsenal side in the previous league fixture and will look to make it back-to-back wins for the second time this season.
Manchester United finally returned to winning ways after a disappointing run of two losses and a draw. They came from a goal behind to earn a 3-2 victory over rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford, in Michael Carrick’s last game in charge as the interim manager. This was their sixth victory of the season. The Red Devils have scored and conceded 24 goals this season.
The above viz shows the shots attempted by the teams in the Premier League season till gameweek 14. Manchester United attempted 167 shots before the Arsenal game, and 14 shots against the Gunners meant that their overall tally is now 181 shots. They managed to hit the target ten times and now have 67 shots on target. The expected goal rate of the team is around 20.7 from 14 games.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted two goals against Arsenal and is now the highest goal scorer for his club in the Premier League with six goals. Bruno Fernandes was also on the scoresheet after nine matches without a goal. He takes his overall tally to five goals and three assists. Manchester United were without both their full-backs for the game against Arsenal. They could return to the starting XI for this game. Paul Pogba remains out due to injury.
An injury-time penalty for Raphinha handed Crystal Palace their second consecutive loss, and the Eagles are now winless in three games. This was their fourth loss of the season and the Eagles have won just three games.
Crystal Palace were disappointing in their last outing in the Premier League. The Eagles attempted nine shots but were unable to hit the target. The team created fewer threats in the match. Their overall shot tally for the season is 148, with a 32.4% shot accuracy rate. Patrick Viera’s men have scored 19 goals and conceded 20.
Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, and Conor Gallagher have scored four goals each for the Eagles. Conor Gallagher has been the most impressive player and also has three assists to his name. Crystal Palace will be without Joel Ward, who is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season. Patrick Viera has no new injury concern for this match.
Manchester United will be high on confidence, and the players will try to impress the new manager. They carry momentum into this match, against a Crystal Palace side with no win in their last three Premier League matches. The Eagles have already defeated Manchester City this season and will look to win another game against a Manchester club.