Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace this evening looking for back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since August.
Jose Mourinho’s side beat Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to end a run of four home league games without a win, and they’ll be full of confidence ahead of their game at Selhurst Park tonight.
The Red Devils know that a win could put them level on points with Mauricio Pochettino’s side in fifth as they attempt to keep pace with the sides challenging for the title and the top four.
United’s win on Sunday was their first in the league since they beat Swansea 3-1 back on November 6, having drawn the three intervening games 1-1 against Arsenal, West Ham, and Everton.
This ability to kill teams off and see games out is the reason they are 13 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea and six behind fourth place Manchester City, but the victory over Spurs is a sign that they may well be beginning to find a way to win once again.
However, their sluggish run of form since August has got many talking about who Mourinho could look to sign in January and, with the African Cup of Nations taking place in January, he may keep an eye on some of Africa’s most talented stars.
Thus, here are TWO AFCON players United should watch out for next month…