Man United have travelled to South London to take on Crystal Palace for Wednesday’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.
The Red Devils come into this midweek matchup in great form – after winning all of their last nine matches, United are now in the picture to go on what once seemed like an unlikely title charge.
However, set to play Patrick Vieira’s Eagles, United will not take anything for granted. Even though Wednesday’s opponents sit eight places below them in the table, if the Red Devils are to leapfrog Newcastle and Man City to move into second place, six points behind leaders Arsenal, they must remain focused and overcome what has the potential to be a banana skin tie.
And recognising exactly that, midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who spoke to the media ahead of the game, has urged his teammates to expect a ‘tough match’ and stay ‘alert’.
“Our main goal for today is winning the game, as we’ve always said,” the Portugal international said, as per the club’s official website.
“The count you have to do is at the end of the season, not now. It doesn’t make sense to see where we can be tomorrow or after the game. Our main goal has to be winning the game.
“As I’ve said already before, it’s a pretty tough game playing here against Crystal Palace, they are doing really well. They’re a team that can cause us big problems. We have to be alert to that and the main focus has to be on three points.”
Tonight’s match, which is set to kick off at 8 p.m. (UK time), will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from Selhurst Park.