Manchester United duo Luke Shaw and Jonny Evans available for Crystal Palace

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United duo Luke Shaw and Jonny Evans will be available for the game against Crystal Palace this weekend, although the latter is not quite 100%.

Evans hasn’t featured for the first-team since being banned for six-games for spitting on Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse.

Shaw, who joined for £27m in the summer, has been in and out of the starting XI throughout this season and missed last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

Louis van Gaal stated Evans lacks “match rhythm” but confirmed both players will be available for selection at Selhurst Park:

Shaw’s return, in particular, will come as a big boost to van Gaal ahead of the fixture.

His inclusion will allow Daley Blind to play in midfield, which will give United much more balance during the game.

Three points is a must against Palace and the team must do whatever they can to win the match. Champions League football next season is far from guaranteed and fans will not care one jot if United just secure a scrappy victory.

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