Man Utd returned to winning ways after the draw against Liverpool with a professional victory away to Crystal Palace.

Manchester United enhanced their top-four hopes with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park . 

United stay outside the Champions League qualification spots after Arsenal beat Bournemouth at the Emirates yet the Reds will return to the top four on Saturday when theybeat Southampton and Arsenal neglect to beat Spurs at Wembley . 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked into the game against Palace without eight senior players as four academy graduates were a part of the Norwegian’s provisional 21-man squad .

The Old Trafford futures of both players has been questioned but in the absence of Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, and with Marcus Rashford held back on the bench, the pair were tasked with providing the attacking threat Solskjaer hoped would ensure his side strengthened their bid for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Romelu Lukaku scored either side of half-time for United but Palace pulled a goal back through Joel Ward’s diving header. Ashley Young restored United’s two-goal advantage in the closing stages.

Marcus Rashford was named among the substitutes after he picked up an injury against Palace and he came on in the second half, as did 17-year-old midfielder James Garner for his debut.

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