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Team News: Two In For Palace

21 May 2017


James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt have been included in Crystal Palace's starting XI against Manchester United, in what is the Eagles' final game of the 2016/17 season.

The duo return to the team having come on as substitutes in Palace's 4-0 win against Hull City last weekend that secured their Premier League safety for another year, with Yohan Cabaye and Andros Townsend giving way to allow their minor injury issues to heal.

Meanwhile, Scott Dann is included on the bench after recovering from his knee injury, alongside Aaron Wan-Bissaka who could make his Eagles debut if brought on.

As expected, Jose Mourinho has made wholesale changes to his line-up, with the Red Devils due to take on Ajax in the Europa League final in three days' time.

Mourinho has made seven changes from his team that drew 0-0 with Southampton on Wednesday, with Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba included in the starting line-up.

However that experience is offset by the pair playing alongside Premier League debutants Joel Pereira, Demitri Mitchell and Josh Harrop, with more youngsters named on the bench.

Manchester United: Pereira, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Bailly, Mitchell, Tuanzebe, McTominay, Pogba, Rooney, Lingard, Harrop. Subs: O'Hara,  Blind, Carrick, Willock, Dearnley, Martial, Gomes.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Schlupp, Zaha, Milivijevic, McArthur, Puncheon, Van Aanholt, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Dann, Lee, Sako, Kaikai, Wan-Bissaka, Campbell.

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