Manchester United suffer final day blow as Ronaldo set to miss Crystal Palace trip with hip injury

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images

Manchester United have suffered a major blow ahead of their final game of the season with top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out with injury.

United travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday to take on Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side as they look to finish a poor season with a win.

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The Red Devils still have plenty to play for on the final day of the season as they could yet drop into the Europa Conference League next season.

United know that a win from West Ham, who travel to Brighton, would mean that they will have to beat the Eagles to secure their place in the Europa League next season.

Added to that pressure, is that fact that incoming manager Erik Ten Hag will be in the stands in south London to cast an eye over the squad ahead of what is set to be a busy summer at Old Trafford.

However, according to The Athletic, they will be without talismanic striker Ronaldo due to a hip flexor injury.

This is not the first time this season that this issue has kept the Portuguese star out with him infamously missing the Manchester derby with the injury.

Despite injury issues, the 37-year-old is still United’s leading scorer this season, notching 18 goals in 30 Premier League appearances.

Ahead of the final game of a tough season for United, goalkeeper David de Gea has urged his teammates to finish the season with a win.

“We know (this season has) been difficult,” United’s number one said ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park, where new manager Erik ten Hag will be watching.

“But at least just for [the fans) and for our pride (we will) try to win the game.

“(I want to) at least give a win for the fans because they have been absolutely amazing for the whole season and it’s great to have them at every single game.”

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