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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Follow all the fallout from United’s 1-0 win over Palace at Old Trafford

Michael Jones
Monday 06 December 2021 08:42
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Manchester United Officially Announce Ralf Rangnick As Interim Manager

The Ralf Rangnick era is under way and has an unlikely first hero, though perhaps a fitting one too. If this interim interregnum is all about taking players who appeared broken under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and repairing, repurposing and restoring them, then who better to get things going than Fred?

The much-maligned Manchester United midfielder was injuring his own goalkeeper on this ground only three days ago. Now, on the occasion of Rangnick’s first game in temporary charge, he was a match-winner, serenaded to a Joy Division tune by those still sat in the Stretford End while doing his post-match media duties. David de Gea’s ankles aren’t the only thing he is tearing apart now.

You can add a stubborn though largely second-best Crystal Palace to that list. Patrick Vieira’s side held out for 77 minutes only to be defeated by Fred’s uncharacteristically spectacular strike from range. This could all have taken on a very complexion if Jordan Ayew had converted one of this game’s few genuine chances just minutes earlier but, even so, it was a win that United just about deserved. Full report by Mark Critchley here.

Follow all the fallout from the game, the first look at United under Rangnick.

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Man Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

86 mins: Here comes Donny van de Beek as well, Bruno Fernandes is the man taken off for Manchester United. Time is running away from Crystal Palace as United look to close out this game. Olise attempts to shimmy his way around Telles on the right wing but the ball is poked out of play for a Crystal Palace throw in.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:47
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Man Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

83 mins: Maguire has stayed down after his clearance and needs a bit of treatment on the pitch. Jordan Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate are taken off by Patrick Vieira with Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze both coming on.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:44
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Man Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

80 mins: Can Crystal Palace respond. They were slowly getting themselves into decent areas and now need to up their own tempo. McTominay gives away a free kick that Gallagher passes to Mitchell. He floats a cross into the box where Kouyate wins the ball. He knocks it down to the tip of the six-yard box but Maguire is there to head it away for the home side.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:42
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GOAL! Man Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (Fred, 77’)⚽️

77 mins: GOAL! Huge goal from Fred! This is probably going to be a winning goal. United work it well over to the right side where Greenwood drifts into the box. He receives the ball and lays it off to the front edge of the box. Fred runs onto the loose ball and hits a right-footed strike towards the far top corner and slots it home beautifully. Great goal!

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:38
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Man Utd 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

74 mins: There’ll be a few nerves starting to settle on the Manchester United fans, they’ve played well enough to win the game but Crystal Palace have been defensively sound and are now expanding into the Red Devils final third.

Chance! Crystal Palace have to score! They win a corner and swing it into the middle of the box where Tomkins wins the first ball. He heads it to the back post where Ayew is wide open. He sends his shot back across goal and puts it wide of the far post! How’s he missed the target from there?

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:36
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71 mins: Chance! Man Utd sweep the ball from left to right before Greenwood plays it up to the edge of the box for Fernandes. He turns towards goal before laying it back to Greenwood who shoots from range but pulls his effort well wide of goal.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:32
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Man Utd 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

68 mins: Rashford brings the ball down the right wing and dinks it inside past Guehi. The centre-back is caught on his heels as Rashford tries to get around him. There’s a bit of a scrap and Rashford goes down just outside of the box and wins a free kick. Guehi is also shown a yellow card.

Alex Telles takes the free kick and drives it quickly into the box. Ronaldo is waiting in the middle but cross curls towards goal and bounces out of play off the crossbar!

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:30
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65 mins: Crystal Palace win a corner and swing it into the box. Ronaldo gets to the initial ball and heads it out of the box where Gallagher collects the ball. He rolls it onto his left foot and belts an effort high and wide.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:24
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Man Utd 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

62 mins: Mason Greenwood is brought on by Ralf Rangnick replacing Jadon Sancho just over the hour mark. Fernandes has drifted over to the left wing with Greenwood slotting in on the right.

Michael Jones5 December 2021 15:23

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