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Summary

  1. Four full debuts in youngest Man Utd team in Premier League history
  2. McArthur and Van Aanholt come in for Palace

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United end their Premier League campaign with victory over Crystal Palace.

Now all attention switches to Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax.

Thanks for joining me.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Angel Gomes looks like a seasoned professional, knocking the ball around with some crisp passes.

The crowd sceam "shoooot" every time he gets the ball, even when 40 yards out.

Into the last minute.

Is that the end for Rooney?

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

I wouldn't say that was a particularly emotional exit by Wayne Rooney.

He waved to both ends of the ground as his number 10 went up to signal the substitution but there was nothing else.

Rooney hugged Angel Gomes, who has become United's youngest ever Premier League player, then headed to the dug-out.

There have been some songs from the home supporters for their captain but if that is his final Old Trafford appearance, it is all a bit low key.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

A significant substitution.

Angel Gomes becomes the youngest ever Manchester United player, aged 16 years and 263 days old.

He is also the first player born in the 21st century to play in the Premier League.

The teenager replaces the captain and the club's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, who receives a warm round of applause. Last time in a red shirt at Old Trafford?

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Meanwhile on the pitch, blood is gushing out of Joel Ward's nose.

The Palace defender is given a towel.

That's no good, he needs a surgeon.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Paul Pogba on the bench, dabbing away.

The most excitement we have seen in this second half.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

One too many kicks on Wilfried Zaha. The Crystal Palace winger hobbles off and is replaced by another ex-Manchester United player in Fraizer Campbell.

Zaha heads straight down the tunnel, feeling like he has been in the ring for 12 rounds with Anthony Joshua.

10 minutes remaining.

Wilfried Zaha
PA

All smiles on the touchline

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

This is a Premier League game.

I keep having to remind myself because there is not much competitiveness out there.

The game is being played at walking pace and Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce just shared a joke so free spirited has the occasion become.

Sam Allardyce
Reuters

GREAT SAVE!

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Luka Milivojevic curls the free-kick over the wall..

It is heading for the corner...

...but United goalkeeper Joel Pereira flies across to cleanly grasp the ball.

Excellent stop.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Palace on top at the moment and they gain a free-kick 30 yards out after Axel Tuanzebe hacks at Jason Puncheon from behind.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has been smacked from pillar to post by United today.

This time it is Michael Carrick who has a nibble and goes into the referee's book.

Wilfried Zaha
AFP

CLOSE!

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Ooh, nearly a Wayne Rooney goal... at the wrong end.

The Manchester United captain sticks out a foot at Bakary Sako's free-kick and it flashes inches over Joel Pereira's crossbar.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Ah, finally some action.

Superb play from left-back Demetri Mitchell, escaping the attention of two Palace players, but his cross into the box is straight into the hands of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Another Premier League debut, this time for Crystal Palace.

The wonderfully-named Sulley Kaikai replaces Patrick van Aanholt.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

They are behind but it is the Crystal Palace fans who are making all the noise at Old Trafford.

Fair play.

I remember them on this day last year at Wembley, they were making a heck of a racket.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Playing at testimonial pace now.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

First sub for Palace.

Bakary Sako on, James McArthur off.

Off on

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

There was a definite signal from the pitch to the touchline that Eric Bailly needed to come off then.

It was only when Jose Mourinho got to speak to his centre-half on the touchline that the decision was reversed.

Spare a thought for 20-year-old Matty Willock. He was about to make his Manchester United debut.

Jose Mourinho
Reuters

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Eric Bailly came back on for Manchester United, by the way.

The centre-back looks OK to continue for the moment.

CLOSE!

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Wayne Rooney's big moment...

The Manchester United captain skips past a Palace defender, but his low shot is blocked by Martin Kelly.

Rooney
Reuters

HITS THE WOODWORK

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Palace almost pull a goal back but Christian Benteke's towering header comes back off the post.

Joel Pereira was beaten.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Matthew Willock stripped off to come on...

...but hold on.

Manager Jose Mourinho tells the youngster to get back to his seat.

Oops.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

A battle of two giants.

United defender Eric Bailly and Palace striker Christian Benteke leap like two superheroes before shaking Old Trafford when they hit the deck.

The man in red comes off worse as he lands heavily on his knee - it looks like he may not be able to continue.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha takes a massage from the physio, gives his right shoulder a wiggle and is back on the pitch and back on the ball straight away for Palace.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

A yellow card on debut for Scott McTominay as he clips the heels of Wilfried Zaha, who was embarking on a speedy run down the left.

Zaha clutching his right shoulder, he looks in a lot of trouble here.

KICK-OFF

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

The final half of the Premier League season is under way.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

A year to the day since Manchester United beat opponents Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

Hit play to watch highlights of that match.

FA Cup final highlights: Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United

Safety first from Jose

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

The smiles and chatter between Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba as the half-time whistle went did not indicate there was any cause for concern over the pair being withdrawn with more than half the game remaining.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is clearly looking towards Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax.

Wayne Rooney is still there. One substitution left. Will he be replaced near the end to give him a personal ovation?

HALF-TIME

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Josh Harrop's debut goal the highlight as Manchester United lead Crystal Palace at half time.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Another substitution for Manchester United.

Jesse Lingard makes way for Anthony Martial.

Europa League final in mind for Jose Mourinho.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Oh dear, bad news before the Europa League final?

Paul Pogba is being replaced just before half-time by Michael Carrick.

One to keep an eye on.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Smash.

Wilfried Zaha's eyes light up and he gets through on goal, but Eric Bailly has other ideas.

The Manchester United defender comes across with a full-blooded sliding challenge, taking the ball, Palace man and the Stretford End in one swoop.

They are going to have to reconstruct that bit of the stadium after that.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Luka Milivojevic's free-kick hits the wall and ricochets wide of goal.

Joel Pereira will be thinking this Premier League malarky is a piece of cake, he has still not had a save to make.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

It is the first time we have seen Wilfried Zaha get a run at the Manchester United defence.

The former Red Devil weaves his way to the edge of the box and is brought down by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Palace have a free-kick in a dangerous position...

CLOSE!

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

This lad is full of confidence and almost bags a second, but Josh Harrop's curling effort to the far post sails inches wide of Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey's left-hand post.

Goalshy United

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Manchester United's lack of goals has been well documented this season.

That Paul Pogba effort means they have scored twice for the first time in eight games.

Incredibly, they have only scored more than two at Old Trafford in the Premier League twice this term, against Leicester in September and Sunderland on 31 December.

Just under an hour to add Palace to that list.

Paul Pogba
PA

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

United are carving Palace open down the left-hand side and Paul Pogba is dictating the play by spraying passes around at will.

He clips in a ball to the feet of Jesse Lingard inside the box, but the United man is unable to find a team-mate with his pull back.

CLOSE!

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Palace earn their first corner.

It is whipped in viciously by Jeffrey Schlupp and United goalkeeper Joel Pereira elects to stay on his line.

It almost proves costly as visiting striker Christian Benteke comes steaming in, but fails to get a connection on the ball.

Any little touch and they were back in the game.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Palace up the tempo, looking to get back into the game.

Christian Benteke flicks the ball into the box for Patrick van Aanholt, but another brilliant Timothy Fosu-Mensah challenge defuses the danger.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Comfortable for United now and the youngsters can afford to take it easy and play their natural game.