United defeated Crystal Palace and continue to fight to enter the Champions League

United defeated Crystal Palace and continue to fight to enter the Champions League

Solskjaer’s team won 2-0 at Selhurst Park with goals from Rashford and Martial, and ranks fifth in the Premier with 60 points.

Manchester United defeated 2-0 Crystal Palace in Selhurst Park with goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial , for day 36 of the Premier League , and still struggling to qualify next Champions .

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team started off asleep and David de Gea had to save the zero in his goal after two minutes, after a shot by Wilfried Zaha. The inaccuracies of the Red Devils were a constant and the first opportunity they could generate was a header from Harry Maguire who went near the right post at 39 ‘.

The tie seemed sentenced for the break, but United woke up at the end of the first half and a great collective move ended with an impeccable definition by Rashford, to establish 1-0.

Crystal Palace went out to look for a draw in the complement and got it through Jordan Ajew after a good assist from Zaha, but the goal was annulled at the request of the VAR for a very fine offside.

Bruno Fernandes crashed a shot at the post in the 74th minute and a little later the second came from Martial’s feet, to define the match and the three points in favor of the visiting team.

With this victory, United is in fifth place in the Premier with 60 points, two from Leicester and three from Chelsea, with a couple of days remaining to complete the tournament. On the next date, the Solskjaer team will receive West Ham at Old Trafford and the last will visit the Foxes.

In addition, the Manchester side will play Chelsea on Sunday in the FA CUP semifinal and, once the English league ends, they will face LASK in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. In the first leg, played in Austria, they drew 2-2.

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