Manchester United will set Premier League record with trip to Crystal Palace

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Manchester United’s trip to Selhurst Park to play Crystal Palace will officially be the longest gap a club has had between their last home game and their last game of a Premier League season.

By the time they travel to Croydon, it will be 20 days since United’s comfortable victory over Brentford, less than a day behind Tottenham’s 21-day gap in 1989, according to figures published by ManUtd.com. United were due to host Chelsea on the penultimate day of the season, but due to their involvement in the FA Cup final the clash was postponed to the end of April.

The Bees’ visit to Old Trafford ended the campaign at home as Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane all found the back of the net. United’s final outing of the 2021/22 campaign will be on May 22.

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Sandwiched between victory over Thomas Frank’s side and Crystal Palace was the sad 4-0 loss to Brighton. United will have 15 days for the result to sour before they seek to end the season on a high and pour cold water on a successful debut season in charge of Patrick Vieira.

United fans have at least had something to shout about since, after the club’s U18s ended their 10-year wait to claim the FA Youth Cup honour. The young reds triumphed over Nottingham Forest in front of a sold-out crowd at Old Trafford.

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