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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Manchester United - Premier League

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Patrick Vieira face Manchester United more often than any other club during his playing career (28 matches)
Patrick Vieira face Manchester United more often than any other club during his playing career (28 matches) / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Crystal Palace welcome Manchester United to Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Patrick Vieira has led Palace to more goals scored, far fewer conceded and a superior points total compared to last season's 14th-placed finish with one game still to play in an encouraging campaign.

Here's the XI Vieira may deploy for one last hurray of the 2021/22 season.

1. Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Manchester United (4-3-3)

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha has captained Palace on his last two appearances against his former side Manchester United, scoring twice / Warren Little/GettyImages

Jack Butland (GK) - With an unspecified issue denying Vicente Guaita a starting berth in Palace's past three matches, the former Stoke shot-stopper may be called upon once again.

Nathaniel Clyne (RB) - The Palace academy graduate has defeated Manchester United in three different competitions down the years.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - An integral ball-playing asset as Vieira has overhauled Palace's style in possession this season.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Palace's Players' Player of the Season has shaken off an ankle problem to surely ensure he will appear in every Selhurst Park match this campaign.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - An ever-present until April, a niggling calf injury has scuppered Mitchell's perfect record but the club's Young Player of the Season has recovered in recent weeks.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - Granted a rare rest for Thursday's chaotic reverse against Everton, the Chelsea loanee is expected to make a swift return to the starting XI.

Will Hughes (CM) - The former Watford midfielder has lost six of his seven career meetings with Manchester United but is yet to face them as an Eagle.

Jeffrey Schlupp (CM) - With four goals this term, Schlupp has equalled his career-high tally of Premier League strikes across a season.

Jordan Ayew (RW) - Had Anthony Taylor not been quite so lenient, Ayew may not have been on the field to put Palace 2-0 up in midweek. Without a suspension to juggle, Vieira may turn to the 30-year-old again.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) - The burly French frontman has the chance to score in consecutive league outings for the first time since back-to-back Bundesliga goals in November 2020.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Manchester United parted ways with an eight-digit sum in 2012 to secure Zaha's services but didn't grant him a single Premier League start.