James McArthur: Crystal Palace can hurt anyone going forward

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Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur is expecting his side to test Manchester United at the weekend.

James McArthur has told Crystal Palace's official website that the pace and power in the Eagles team makes them a threat to any side in the Premier League.

Palace have been one of the most watchable sides in the top-flight since Alan Pardew took over, and McArthur believes that his attack-minded teammates have the ability to trouble any side in the division.

The Scottish midfielder now wants Palace to showcase that quality, as they prepare to take on Manchester United at Selhurst Park this weekend.

"We’ve got a belief in the changing room that we can get results, we’ve got that real, solid base and from that we’ve got so much pace, power, ability and we can hurt anyone in the forward areas," he said.

"We need to do ourselves justice for the remainder of the season, we want to make it right after losing a few games. I think everyone on the outside has thought ‘Crystal Palace have switched off, they’re safe,’ but it is not like that in the changing room."

Palace have beaten the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in front of their own supporters this season, so Manchester United shouldn't be expecting an easy three points.

The Red Devils have struggled for results of late and are unlikely to be relishing a trip to Selhurst Park.

If Palace can get Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha playing at the peak of their powers then they can cause problems for any defence, and United will have to be cautious of the threat they can pose.

Louis van Gaal's side's place in the top four is still far from secure and means that they can ill afford to slip-up against the Eagles.

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