Manchester United maintained their relentless pursuit of a place in the Premier League’s top four with a hard-fought win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were under pressure after Leicester City’s earlier victory over Sheffield United and responded with a victory that keeps them in fifth place, level on points with the Foxes but with an inferior goal difference.
United were made to work for their victory, Marcus Rashford breaking the deadlock with a stylish finish in first-half stoppage time.
Rashford also played his part in a sweet move involving Bruno Fernandes that was rounded off by Anthony Martial in the 78th minute.
It extended United’s unbeaten run to 19 games in all competitions
Crystal Palace XI: Sakho, Dann, McArthur, McCarthy, Guaita, Ward, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Zaha
Subs: Hennessey, Kouyate, Martin Kelly, Schlupp, Meyer, Riedewald, Woods, T. Mitchell, B. Pierrick
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Maguire, Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Fosu-Mensah, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Greenwood
Subs: Romero, Mata, Ighalo, Matic, Fred, Lingard, Bailly, Daniel James, Dalot