Oliver Glasner has already found solution to long-standing Crystal Palace problem since Wilfried Zaha exit

Crystal Palace are on a four-game unbeaten run and have played some of the best football in recent time.

Crystal Palace have picked up 10 points from the last 12 available and even though their three-game winning run was halted against Fulham, there is no doubt they are one of the in-form Premier League teams at the moment. 

Crucially they have hit the 40 points mark and look unstoppable heading into the weekend’s game against a desperate Manchester United side who need points to keep hope of a top-six finish after another challenging season.

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The Eagles are safe for another season in the league as if that was ever in doubt after they went to Anfield and beat title-chasing Liverpool before absolutely thrashing West Ham at Selhurst. Newcastle were the next to fall in south London after that with Selhurst bouncing again when a few weeks ago many questioned the appointment of Glasner. 

The Austrian manager did hint that it would take time before he got going and true to his word they are looking very good. He said when he was first appointed: "I'm no magician. I'm not David Copperfield.

"But what I always tell the players is the same for me. You can grow with your challenges, and it's a challenge for me, it's a challenge for all of us, but I've had a warm welcome from all the players, from the whole organisation, and also from the British weather the last few days."

"It made it really easy to start the players listening. The players have great character. We've had more meetings than training sessions on the pitch, but I really think we all did well together."

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Given the way they have played in the last three weeks, expectations are already high and fans are speaking of finishing in the top half and possibly fighting for a spot in Europe next season. 

Palace are no longer a one-man team

For so long the Eagles have always looked for inspiration and star man Wilfried Zaha left a hole in the hearts of fans who were sad to see him leave for Galatasaray in TurkeyMichael Olise and Eberechi Eze have struggled to replace him, not for lack of quality but fitness and temperament.

Combined the talented duo have missed 15 league games due to being injured so what Glasner has done is created a team that relies on everyone instead of a star man. 

Jean-Philippe Mateta looks reborn. He's scored for fun and played with the confidence that fans have never seen since he arrived from Mainz.

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Joachim Andersen has taken up a leadership role in the absence of the injured Marc Guehi and Jefferson Lerma, a midfielder who joined from Bournemouth has played in defence and doesn't look out of place. 

There was a time when Palace were viewed as the Zaha team, now they are the Glasner team and looking unstoppable ahead of the game against Manchester United this weekend. 

Adam Wharton

Rarely has a player stepped up from the Championship and taken to the Premier League like the 20-year-old has done. He looks so comfortable when taking more established names and it’s more impressive to think just four months ago he was playing at Blackburn

Under Glasner, he’s started every game and is quickly becoming a mainstay in a team that is looking to go places next season. Everything seems to falling in place for Palace. The Eagles fans have watched on painfully as Brighton, their rivals have excelled in the last few years, but the arrival of Europa League winner Glasner feels like a game changer and he's turning ahead already with his team’s performance.

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