Another moment of disappointment reared its ugly head on Saturday as Manchester United lost 1-2 at home to Crystal Palace in match day three of the 2019/20 English Premier League (EPL) season.
Coming from one-all draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last Monday after Paul Pogba missed a penalty in their second game of the season, the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men needed victory against Palace to rebuild confidence in the squad young players.
But everything went awry inside Old Trafford as a late Patrick van Aanholt strike squeezed past David De Gea to seal victory for the visitors.
United had most of the possession which stood at 75 percent, but they failed to utilize it allowing Jordan Ayew to put Palace ahead in the first half.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils failed to score from the spot for a second time running after Marcus Rashford saw his effort hit the post to go straight to safety.
Nevertheless, James, the Welsh winger bestowed a short lived hope on the United fans when he curled home a stunning finish into the top corner to level the scores in the 89th minute.
With minutes ticking, the killer blow came and it was Palace that eventually carted away all three points when Manchester United defence slacked at the dying minutes of the encounter.
Picking a loosed ball, Aanholt curled a powerful strike to the left post that ultimately escaped United’s goalkeeper, De Gea into the net.
However, Saturday, August 31 is another redemption date for Solskjaer’s Red Devils as they face Southampton, while victorious Crystal Palace go against Aston Villa in their next round of games. – With agency reports