Saturday, 21 September, 2019

Manchester United’s Twitter dig at Chelsea backfires spectacularly

Diogo Dalot sidelined for Manchester United Diogo Dalot sidelined for Manchester United
Adrian Cunningham | 25 August, 2019, 03:29

But against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils, Roy Hodgson's side scored twice and were handed three points thanks to a 93rd-minute victor from Patrick van Aanholt to make it 2-1 to the Eagles.

Manchester United again looked on the front foot in the second half and kept the Crystal Palace defence under pressure by pinning them in their 18-yard box. Sometimes it happens. I have missed a few myself.

Palace went in front with their first attempt on goal all afternoon, proving to be clinical with their first chance to score their first goal of the season.

Ayew was replaced by Christian Benteke in the 75th minute while Andros Townsend came on for Schlupp five minutes later. "It's just insane that we talk about this in 2019".

Crystal Palace and Chelsea have rubbed salt into the wounds of Manchester United by mocking them for their tweet about the Blues. It cost us dearly today.

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Pogba compounded another poor performance when he gave the ball away in the danger zone and van Aanholt pounced to beat de Gea with a low shot from 12m. Yet the drama was far from over, as Palace went up the other end and scored through Patrick van Aanholt to snatch the win. We had worked so hard to get the clean sheet but I am delighted that we could counter and get them back. We wanted the three points.

"We have been working on that all week".

As much as United pressed forward in the second half, they couldn't conjure the final pass to break down a robust Crystal Palace rearguard, and their own defensive frailties, supposedly reinforced with the addition of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (who played against his former club), proved their undoing, particularly with David De Gea no longer being the impenetrable barrier of old.

"At half time we knew we were not going to lose that game".