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Glasner confident Crystal Palace can fend off Manchester United and keep Guehi

Crystal Palace head coach Oliver Glasner has no doubts over the futures of star players Marc Guehi and Eberechi Eze.

Both have been linked with moves to Manchester United in recent weeks after impressing for the South London club this season.

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Guehi is just returning from injury and is set to feature in the final few weeks for the Eagles while Eze has been the star man since Glasner replaced Roy Hodgson in February.

Palace are on a four-match unbeaten run and face the Red Devils on Monday night where United fans will get a good look at two of their summer transfer targets.

Speaking ahead of the match, Glasner said: “I’m always optimistic as all these players have contracts with Crystal Palace.

“It’s May and many situations can change. Nothing is 100% but he’s under contract, he’s a good player, he’s our captain so I’m very positive and confident that he plays for Crystal Palace.

“I saw it before, I saw him playing. I mentioned before I saw him working, his working attitude is outstanding.

“He has a lot of quality but also is very professional. We will support him as good as we can that he plays some good games for us and also for England in the Euros.”

Palace’s brilliant run of results started on 14 April when they beat Liverpool at Anfield, denting their title hopes.

Since then, the Eagles have beaten West Ham and Newcastle and drawn to Fulham, lifting themselves to 14th in the Premier League table as a result.

It will be difficult for Glasner’s side to finish in the top half by the end of the campaign but the Selhurst Park faithful will be encouraged by what they have seen in this new era under the former Eintracht Frankfurt manager.

He added: “We hope that we can keep this momentum. It is up to us how we work during the week.

“The players could relax for four days and yesterday we started preparing. They look ready, I could see how focused they are in training.

“We’re four games unbeaten and the goal is staying unbeaten until the end of the season.”

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.
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