Crystal Palace vs Manchester United team news: Robin van Persie ruled out with a virus as Luke Shaw and Phil Jones return

United make two changes while Palace swap three

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Saturday 09 May 2015 17:02
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Robin van Persie will no longer take penalties for United (AFP)
Robin van Persie will no longer take penalties for United (AFP)

Manchester United will be desperate to halt their three-game losing streak when they take on Crystal Palace, but they will have to do so without striker Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman misses the Premier League match due to a virus so Luke Shaw comes into the side with Daley Blind shifting forward. The only other change sees Paddy McNair drop to the bench with PPhil Jones returning to the side.

Angel Di Maria is not included on the bench.

After their strong start to life under Alan Pardew, Palace have struggled of late and have also lost three games in a row.

Pardew makes three changes to the side that suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend, with Pape Souare, Milew Jedinak and Glenn Murray returning to the starting line-up.

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Crystal Palace: Speroni; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak , Ledley, McArthur; Zaha, Bolasie; Murray.

Subs: Hennessey, Kelly, Puncheon, Mutch, Lee, Chamakh, Campbell

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney.

Subs: Valdes, Evans, McNair, Pereira, Januzaj, Falcao, Wilson.

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