Crystal Palace target second Manchester scalp as Christian Benteke reveals Old Trafford inspiration

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Crystal Palace
    Crystal Palace
    LiveTodayTomorrowvs--|
  • Christian Benteke
    Christian Benteke
    LiveTodayTomorrowvs--|
  • Patrick Vieira
    French association football manager and former player
 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Christian Benteke says Crystal Palace can take inspiration from their winning record at Old Trafford as Patrick Vieira looks to claim another scalp in Manchester this weekend.

The Eagles have already won at champions Manchester City this season and are unbeaten in their last three visits to Manchester United, winning on the last two occasions under Roy Hodgson.

After a run of seven games without defeat, Vieira's side have now lost their last two, against Aston Villa and Leeds, and will face a United side fresh from their 3-2 victory over Arsenal and with new interim manager Ralf Rangnick on the touchline for the first time.

"Obviously we are playing against a top side, it won't be easy," said Benteke. "But if we've done it in the past, why not on Sunday again? We are going to go there with the aim to win."

Belgian striker Benteke has been a big benefactor of Vieira's arrival at Palace this season. The former Liverpool man may have missed a sitter against Leeds after coming off the bench but he is level with Conor Gallagher as the club’s top scorer so far this season with four.

"It is completely different," Benteke said when asked about the transition from playing under Hodgson to Vieira's more free-flowing football.

"The way we are playing, we play with more intensity and we are putting more pressure on. We are following a process and so far it is going well. We can still improve, all of us."

Read More

Ralf Rangnick: Manchester United interim boss granted work permit and will take charge against Crystal Palace

Conor Gallagher rues Crystal Palace wastefulness in front of goal after cruel last-gasp Leeds loss

Leeds 1-0 Crystal Palace: Raphinha’s stoppage-time penalty provides priceless three points

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira challenges Christian Benteke to hit double figures after bright start

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting