Crystal Palace set for double boost ahead of visit to Manchester United as Zaha injury explained

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira will be delighted with the business his team did before the winter transfer window closed.

Crystal Palace have plugged the gaps in their midfield with double signing in midfield and both could make their debut against Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Eagles signed France youth international Ahamada, 20, and he should be in line for his debut as well as Albert Sambi Lokonga from Arsenal all training well and ready to go.

Palace are without a win in their last four games in all competitions even though they had improved performances against Manchester United and Newcastle United, Vieira would have been satisfied with his team’s response.

Manchester United are without a Premier League win in their last two games and will be bent on getting back to winning ways against the Eagles, especially at home.

The arrival of Lokonga and Ahamada though will lift the weight on a midfield that has come under so much pressure since Conor Gallagher left for Chelsea in the summer.

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Palace star Wilfried Zaha picked up an injury in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle and LondonWorld understands that he is yet to return to full team training, Vieira will provide full update but there is every chances he sits out this one.

In his likely absence Patrick Vieira is likely to make changes to his system and find a good balance that will allow him get the best out of his squad and hurt Erik Ten Hag’s side.

Michael Olise provided the magic equaliser when these teams last met, he will become only the second Palace player to score home and away against United since  Bobby Tambling if  he can find the back of the net at Old Trafford.