Man Utd falter at home to Crystal Palace

It was more misery for Manchester United on Saturday as the red devils lost at home to lowly Crystal Palace in a game that has raised questions over manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s youth project at Old Trafford.

Patrick Van Aanholt earned Crystal Palace their first league victory at Old Trafford in 30 years as he finished off the game with a swift counter- attack three minutes into time added on.

True to its hyped drama, the league once again saw the big guns misfire with Marcus Rashford missing a 70 minute penalty awarded to United.

What was worse was that Rashford had taken over penalty duties from Paul Pogba who missed a penalty in United’s similarly disappointing draw at Wolves.

“We have to learn and we have to learn quickly,” said Solskjaer.

“From the last two games, we should have got six points out of six if you look at the games as neutral,” added the United manager.

Although United enjoyed more than 70 percent possession, only Daniel James threatened Vincente Guaita’s goal seeing his first half strike blocked by Van Aanholt.

“We didn’t have enough urgency and penetration in the first half until they scored,” said a disappointed Solskjaer.

United’s struggles in front of goal have raised more questions over letting Romelu Lukaku leave for Inter Milan without replacing him.

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