Paul Merson singles out why Manchester United will get back to winning ways this weekend

The Sky Sports pundit feels United will beat Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Manchester United host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon not really remembering what it feels like to win a game.

The club's last Premier League victory came over a month ago, when Louis van Gaal's men beat Everton 2-1.

Since, United have traveled to West Brom, hosted Chelsea and contested a Manchester derby. Only twice on those three occasions did they muster a point. Never did they win.

But Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson feels Van Gaal's side will get back to winning ways this weekend.

The reason why, according to the former Premier League midfielder, is that Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock will play an attacking, expansive game that will see Man United come through with a win. Either that or the home side will break the Eagles down if they park the bus...

"This will be a hard game for United. Wilfried Zaha can’t play but Palace will play Jason Puncheon so it depends on how much bottle Neil Warnock show," he wrote in his weekly Sky Sports prediction column.

"If he plays three up, they will cause havoc, but if he plays 10 behind the ball United will break them down. I think Neil will go for out, though, with Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Fraizer Campbell and cause problems."

From that description, it sounds as though Merson is predicting another poor result for Manchester United. But his ultimate prediction was a 2-1 win for Van Gaal's side, meaning he might not have as much faith in Puncheon, Bolasie and Campbell as he makes out.

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