Dimitar Berbatov predicted victory for Manchester United when they take over Crystal Palace in the Premier League tomorrow (December 5). The Red Devils host the Eagles at Old Trafford in the 15th round of the English Premier League.
Berbatov beat Manchester United 2-1 against the Palace of Patrick Vieira in a home strike by interim boss Ralph Rangnick. The former Red Devils striker had this to say about the game as he wrote for Metro:
“All eyes will be on Old Trafford for Ralph Rangnick’s first game. The team and players will want to prove themselves to him and that momentum after the Arsenal win will give them even more confidence. I expect them to do the job in this one.”
Manchester United are currently seventh in the Premier League after coming from behind and beating Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford in their last game. Cristiano Ronaldo’s marriage and the neat finish of Bruno Fernandez helped them achieve their first victory in four league games.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace enters this match after a 1-0 away defeat by Leeds United. Vieira’s team is now without a win in three Premier League games since their 2-0 win over the Wolves in the first week of November.
The new interim head of Manchester United, Ralph Rangnick, will try to start his rule with a victory
The appointment of Ralph Rangnick as the head of Manchester United has made headlines in recent days. The Red Devils officially confirmed his arrival before the clash with Arsenal, but problems with his work permit meant that the arrival of the boss Michael Carrick took responsibility.
The match against Crystal Palace will be a good starting point for Rangnick’s team given the recent form of the Eagles. Manchester United will enter this match knowing that a victory could bring them closer to European places in the Premier League table.
Arsenal, who are currently fifth, have a tough away match against Everton, while fourth-placed West Ham host league leader Chelsea. If the Gunners and Hammers lose their games, Manchester United could advance to fifth place by the end of the 15th round.
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It is worth noting, however, that Crystal Palace have achieved two wins and a draw in their last three league away games at Old Trafford.