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United 1-2 Crystal Palace: 5 Matters Arising As Palace Made United Cry

Manchester United lost their first game of the season to Crystal Palace who had never defeated them in the Premier league era.

A first half goal and another in injury time were enough to do the damage.

Here are five matter arising from this defeat at Old Trafford:

He is neither a winger nor a No10. He has not scored or provided a single assist since 2019...(and we are approaching September).

He often provides nothing but a pair of legs to run around the pitch and dance 'Awilo' when others score.

Yet he remains Olè's first choice as United's No10!!! How does Jesse Lingard do it? In Naija we would say 'Abi na jazz?  Na Juju?'

After a convincing win against Chelsea on the opening day, Olè opted for a change against Wolves which didn't work out. How and why he stuck to the same team today is jaw-dropping.

We started with a win, next a draw and today a loss. If we continue like this, we may lose the next match from home.

The electric-paced winger was given another starting place in the starting XI. Once again, he struggled from the right wing. His switch to the left in the 2nd half saw him burst into life and influenced the game. He capped the performance with a lovely goal.

Two things are clear about him; he will be better as a 2nd half substitute and from the left.

United have now missed two consecutive penalties, costing us probably six points as the goal could have changed the turn of events.

It was a sad day for Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' as this was his first ever penalty miss for both club and country.

Against Chelsea,  United were poor but won convincingly. Versus Wolves, United played very well, but were unlucky to get three points. Today, United were very unconvincing in their display and approach.

Is this what United's season is going to be about? In Naija language we would say "Na so we go de dey?"

IN THE END, as if the pain of the poor play an eventual loss is not enough, United have now lost Martial and Luke Shaw to injuries. We have a very long season ahead of us.

Dear United fans, fasten your seat belts, it going to be a bumpy ride as numerous 'potholes' lie ahead.

What did you make of today's game?

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