Fresh Crystal Palace blow as two Manchester United stars return to training ahead of Premier League clash

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Manchester United will head to south London for their Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has seen his options for Monday night’s game boosted after forward Anthony Martial and defender Jonny Evans returned to training today ahead of their game against Crystal Palace. Evans has been sidelined for four weeks while Martial is four weeks behind schedule in his return from groin surgery. The Frenchman has not played for United since December 9.

Palace themselves have been boosted by the return of Marc Guehi who returned to training for the first time since February this week. The England international will play under new manager Oliver Glasner this weekend after recovering from a knee problem. 

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Guehi joined Palace from Chelsea three seasons ago and played 108 games scoring five goals and captained the team on several occasions as a show of his quality leadership. 

Eagles flying at a time when United needs points 

Crystal Palace have gone four games without a defeat for the first time this season and in that period have won three of those including thumping West Ham 5-2 and inflicting Liverpool’s first home defeat of the season. 

They then beat Champions League-chasing Newcastle before drawing away to Fulham last weekend in a game they should have won after dominating the host for large parts.

Impressively the squad have taken to Glasner’s football like a duck to water and impressing neutral with their style and tenacity since he took over. They are ninth on the form table and both Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze are enjoying their game after recovering from injuries. 

Manchester United are desperate for all three points having only picked up just a point against relegation-threatened Burnley last weekend.

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