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Summary

  1. Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; McArthur, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie; Gayle
  2. Man Utd: De Gea, Darmian, Blind, Smalling, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Herrera, Mata, Martial, Rooney.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Good point for Palace, some might argue a good point for United. Goals seem to be a problem but clean sheets clearly aren't. 

Safe trip if you're at the game. See you soon. 

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

United were tepid. Goals are a problem. If you can't create you can't score."

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Not much to tell you about in stoppage time. All over. Another goalless draw for United. 

Louis van Gaal
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Now it's Palace on the attack and Yannick Bolasie heads over. Three minutes of stoppage time. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Rare chance for United, as Wayne Rooney sweeps it out to Jesse Lingard, who crosses back for Anthony Martial but his shot is blocked. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Ander Herrera lifts a cross into the Palace box from the right but it is too high for Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini. Petering out this one. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Wayne Rooney hasn't had a major influence. Palace have done very well and the fact that Louis van Gaal has made those two changes suggests he's not overly happy."

Wayne Rooney
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Ashley Young wins a free-kick deep in Palace's half. Yohan Cabaye is off and Mile Jedinak is on in his place. The set-piece comes to nothing but when it's worked back to Wayne Rooney he fires over from 25 yards. As you were. 

'Is a point at Palace a bad thing?'

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Chris Sutton

Former Norwich striker on Final Score

"I think Yohan Cabaye could head that and I don't think he'd miss with a header from that range. But United are still in this game, and is a point at Palace the worst point? They haven't offered enough going forward, that's fair to say, but I don't mind Louis van Gaal biting back to Paul Scholes. That's his personality. We were critical of United conceding goals last year and they've sorted that out."  

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Anthony Martial is popping up all over the place now. Juan Mata is replaced by Jesse Lingard for Manchester United's final substitution. 

Anthony Martial
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Anthony Martial is playing up the middle now and has the freedom to make his moves from the centre."

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Palace are down the other end and win a corner. It's met beautifully from Scott Dann, but his header is inches wide. Moments later, Palace are on the attack again and David De Gea saves from Dwight Gayle. Opening up. 

Penalty appeal

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Manchester United penalty appeal. Anthony Martial crosses low from the left and Ander Herrera beats Damien Delaney and goes down with the merest of touches but referee Mike Jones is not interested. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Great chance for Yohan Cabaye. A long ball is swept out to the right wing and Joel Ward's cross picks out Cabaye perfectly but he cannot guide his effort from 10 yards out on target. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

That Manchester United substitution looks like it has changed their options up front too. Anthony Martial attacks down the right but is crowded out by the Palace defence. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Ashley Young bursts down the right for United but his cross is fired out of play. The Palace fans enjoy tormenting him for that. 

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

So now it's more than five hours since Manchester United have managed a goal. Is Marouane Fellaini the man to score it? He is on for Bastian Schweinsteiger. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Bit of a baptism of fire for Ashley Young, with the winger now detailed with thwarting Wilfried Zaha at right-back. 

Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

After being tormented in the last 10 minutes by Wilfried Zaha, Matteo Darmian is going off to be replaced by Ashley Young. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

United's Juan Mata is in down the left but cannot feed it to Wayne Rooney. Palace are on the attack down the other end as Yannick Bolasie bursts down the right. The game is opening up and Ashley Young is getting ready to come on from the bench. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Wilfried Zaha is a very dangerous attacker but he's got to remember what he's there for. It's all very well tracking back, but wingers are there to create chances or score goals."

Wilfried Zaha
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Wilfried Zaha then tries a spectacular effort at the back post from a deep cross but mis-times his attempted volley for an air shot. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

This game needs a super sub. Patrick Bamford? Bakary Sako? What about Marouane Fellaini or Jess Lingard?

Wilfried Zaha is starting to get more on the ball and attacks Matteo Darmian again before running the ball out of play. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Before half-time, United were shading the game. Since the restart, Palace have come again. The big concern for United is the lack of scoring opportunities created."

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Seven shots so far in this game. Five for Palace, two for United, with one on target for the visitors. What was Paul Scholes saying? Can you tell I'm filling? 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Getting a bit scrappy now. No real pattern to the second half as yet. Another goalless draw for United? Palace will probably be happy with that. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

If Palace hope to score, Dwight Gayle has to get more support, whether it's from Yannick Bolasie, from Jason Puncheon coming forward, or from Wilfried Zaha on the wing."

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Wilfried Zaha clips it around Matteo Darmian, but is hauled down by the United left-back. Definite booking. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Yohan Cabaye is now tripped by Ander Herrera. The Palace midfielder is not happy and the pair give each other a push. Referee Mike Jones has a word and sorts it out without resorting to cards. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

A quick break from United, involving Wayne Ronney leads to a corner. The ball is headed away just before Chris Smalling can get there. 

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Speaking of bookings, Chris Smalling receives a yellow card for hauling down Dwight Gayle.  

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Looks like Joel Ward and Martin Kelly have switched positions at full-back. Kelly picked up a yellow card marking Anthony Martial in the first half. 

KICK-OFF

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Palace get us under way again.

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Charlie: Everyone keeps calling for the days of Ferguson's free flowing football, well I remember the 1989 season, a piece of me died that year, the football was horrific... these things take time. 

George: Van Gaal please play Martial down the middle. Rooney isn't working there. If it doesn't work what is the worst that can happen? 

Adelasoye: What is it with this obsessive possession based football by LVG? You've got to be direct at times, he's turning Utd to a boredom!!!

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

By my calculations that is now four hours and 40 minutes since Manchester United have scored a goal.

Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs
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HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

When you look at the average position of Juan Mata (8), United are not probing down the right at all. The Spaniard is coming inside often. 

United average positions
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HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

No doubt where United are trying to get the ball - Anthony Martial on the left wing. So it begs the question, why not stick him down the middle? I guess at least it means United are getting in behind on one flank. 

United first half
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HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Slowly but surely, Manchester United got their composure and started to dictate the play. They've held sway, but struggled to create clear chances."

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

That's it for the half. Intriguing but not loads of chances. 

Yohan Cabaye and Daley Blind
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Good break from Juan Mata, who feeds Anthony Martial down the left. He crosses dangerously into the middle but Ander Herrera cannot reach it to make a telling connection.