Man-U made to sweat by Crystal Palace

Mar 7, 2018
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The Red Devils were struggling to make things happen in the final third, with Paul Pogba and Sanchez both guilty of giving the ball away on numerous occasions.

“I’m happy I’ve scored my first goal for Manchester United“.

Manchester United completed their comeback in added time when Nemanja Matic netted a long-range volley.

Palace, who have never beaten United in the Premier League, took the lead after 11 minutes when Andros Townsend ran onto Christian Benteke’s square ball and struck a left-foot shot that deflected off Victor Lindelof past goalkeeper David de Gea.

United were 2-0 down at Selhurst Park against a Crystal Palace side who had out muscled and out fought the Red Devils for the first half and the early minutes of the second half.

Romelu Lukaku equalised with 14 minutes remaining, setting the stage for Serbia midfielder Matic to notch his first goal for United since his move from Chelsea previous year.

“I know it’s not my job but I’m glad it got us the three points”.

Since the former United manager’s retirement in 2013, the team have often appeared to lack numerous traits they consistently demonstrated during his reign.

The 29-year-old was thrilled with his contribution to their incredible win and it was deemed an even more wonderful feat as it was his first goal in a United shirt.

“I have to admit we got a bit lucky”, Mourinho said.

But, according to the Times, Mourinho will not be retrospectively banned as he was last season after a similar incident occurred during a match against West Ham at Old Trafford.

“Amazing football match, awesome comeback, and very important victory for us because we have nine points left and we have nine points to fifth which is not unbelievable but okay”.

As for Jose Mourinho and United, they will be hoping to move back into second place with a win and close the gap on runaway PL leaders Man City to 16 points.

“We had to take the risks and [Jesse] Lingard as a right-back is this kind of insane right-back that can make a defensive mistake by losing his position, but he can also be an extra man attacking other areas. Some days more than others but after Smalling’s goal, I always thought it was possible”, the Portuguese said.

Jose Mourinho shared a joke with Nemanja Matic during his post-match interview

 

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