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Manchester United hope to break February voodoo

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Manchester United take on Crystal Palace on Saturday evening in a game that both sides will be desperate to win for various reasons. 

Here we preview tomorrow's clash at Selhurst Park by seeing who is available for selection.

TEAM NEWS:

Crystal Palace will be without only one first team player as they host Manchester United at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Cameron Jerome has a back problem, but other then the English striker, Palace manager, Tony Pulis has no other injury concerns.

David Moyes has a few injury concerns after spending the last week in the Far East with Phil Jones and Rafael doubts for their encounter with Palace.

Marouane Fellaini may make his return after a lengthy lay-off with a back and wrist injury with Adnan Januzaj expected to make a return to the starting line-up.

MATCH PREVIEW:

United have suffered a loss and two draws already this month, and anything less than a win on Saturday could see the pressure on Moyes cranked up even more than it already is. The United faithful have been quite understanding with the team's under performing displays this season, however it wouldn't surprise anyone if the supporters started to turn.

If Moyes loses the United supporters, will there be any way back for him?

Yes, Moyes and the club, have promised to strengthen in the summer with stellar signings, but pressure wouldn't be on the United manager if his side were actually performing well and failing to pick up points. 

They've been unlucky in some games, such as against Newcastle and Tottenham where deflections have played a major part in dropping points, but against teams such as Fulham, they should've seen the match out. After dominating 89 minutes of the match, they had to defend for such a small amount of time and when they did, they failed.

It hasn't been good enough.

Unfortunately, at the beginning of the season an away tie at Selhurst Park against a fragile Crystal Palace would've been the ideal game for a side struggling with confidence. 

However since Tony Pulis has taken charge, they incredibly find themselves sitting in 15th position going into this weekend, with every chance of staying up.

After strengthening their side with Thomas Ince, Joe Ledley and Scott Dann, Pulis has reinforced the spine as well as tightening the team in all departments. 

They no longer concede sloppy goals, as a relegation side would, and they look on level with many sides around them in the table which is the biggest compliment one can give, after looking completely out of their depth in the first half of the season.

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