Palace ‘confident’ as Manchester United arrive at Selhurst Park

Holmesdale Stand

Holmesdale Stand pic: Jeff Warder

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says confidence is not an issue for his players ahead of their clash with Manchester United at Selhurst Park tomorrow night.

But he wants the Eagles to be “ready, focused and determined”.

This comes after an impressive 4-1 victory away at Leicester City at the weekend, extending their unbeaten run to six games.

Roy Hodgson remains calm ahead of Wednesday night’s match at Selhurst park suggesting that confidence was not an issue even before Palace’s six-game unbeaten run.

Speaking to the press at Selhurst Park this afternoon, he said: “I don’t think there’s been a lack of confidence, there’s been a sadness. We were playing well enough for a win but we weren’t necessarily getting the results we deserve”.

Hodgson was coy over the Eagles’ chances tomorrow night as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United take the journey down the to South London. “We were always going to need to be at our very best,” he said.

United are unbeaten in the last 11 Premier League games, winning nine and drawing two. They are also facing numerous injury problems after having three players limp off in the first half of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson also confirmed that Mamadou Sakho will be ruled out for the game tomorrow night after limping off at the King Power at the weekend.

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