How Man Utd could line-up against Crystal Palace with Anthony Martial pushing for start but Edinson Cavani still out

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to be without Edinson Cavani again at Crystal Palace after he missed Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

The Uruguay striker has been missing since the Valentine's Day draw at West Brom with a muscle problem and remains a major doubt.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are in the middle of a chaotic fixture list and face runaway leaders Manchester City in the derby this Sunday.

The Red Devils are still fighting on three fronts with a Europa League tie against AC Milan and FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester on the horizon.

And that could force Solskjaer to shuffle his pack for the trip to Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.

Anthony Martial is pushing for a start having started Sunday's draw at Chelsea on the bench.

Daniel James or Mason Greenwood could make way for him unless Solskjaer chooses to rest either Bruno Fernandes or Marcus Rashford.

Scott McTominay may need a rest after just returning from injury which means Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek are in line for midfield starts.

Eric Bailly is also pushing for a start ahead of Victor Lindelof in the centre of defence alongside Harry Maguire.

Wing-back Alex Telles could also be given some game time in place of Luke Shaw, who avoided a ban for his comments about refereeing.


Shaw will NOT face any FA action for claiming referee Stuart Attwell refused to give Manchester United a penalty because of the reaction it would cause.

Embarrassed United chiefs sought to row back Shaw’s comments in a Sky interview after the goalless draw at Chelsea.

The England left-back had been asked about Attwell’s decision to ignore the recommendation of his VAR Chris Kavanagh to award a spot-kick for handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

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Shaw claimed that United skipper Maguire had been stunned by Attwell’s justification.

He said: “The ref even said to H, if it’s a pen it’s going to cause a lot of talk after. So I don’t know what happened there.”

Scrambling United backtracked later on Sunday, suggesting that Shaw had misheard Maguire in what appeared a desperate effort to avoid a likely ban.

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