Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace: Three Things We Learned

Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace: Three Things We Learned

Manchester United wasted zero time returning to form and wasting your Saturday with a toothless performance against a team it definitely should beat 10 times out of 10. Crystal Palace out United’d United as it counterattacked and benefitted from VAR multiple times on its way to a jaw-dropping 1-3 win at the Theatre of Dreams. Usually Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likes to give it a couple results before we question his managerial choices, but, with it being a condensed season, he got right to down to business. Here are three things we learned from United’s 1-3 embarrassment against Crystal Palace. Remember when the lack of depth was a huge weight crushing United’s ability to truly become great? No, I’m not talking about last fall, I’m talking about a month and a half ago when this United team secured third place by the skin of its teeth and was knocked out of two cup semifinals with the starting XI looking like the squad at the end of Saving Private Ryan or something. But as Bruno Fernandes and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the like dragged their near lifeless bodies off the pitch for the final time, we all thought, “way to gut it out lads, we just secured Champions League so we can finally bring in some reinforcements so we can make it through an even more condensed schedule with even tougher competition.” Well, despite the signing of my second son, Donny van de Beek, more reinforcements are very much not guaranteed at the ...
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