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Crystal Palace 0-2 United: Five(5) Things we Learnt as United Broke Crystal Palace

In their quest for a top four position, United invaded Crystal Palace and came out on top with a 2-0 win, thanks to FANTA-bulous goals from Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' and Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial.

Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash.

With United crying for a breakthrough in the match today, Marcus Rashidi-Yekini stepped up to the occasion and 'washed' his newly acquired honorary doctorate degree with a performance of class.

Upon receiving the ball swiftly from Bruno 'Oliseh' Fernandes, Dr. 'Rashidi-Yekini' sent the defenders to go and buy Lacasera and gala, and the keeper to go and photocopy handouts before slotting the ball into the back of the net for the opener. He also added 'shaki' to his peppersoup performance with an assist for Martial's winner. #ManUtdNaijaFM's man of the match.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Despite the assist today for Rashford's goal, Bruno Oliseh Fernandes had another performance to forget. Lost possession, misplaced passes, wrong decisions and missed chances were the order of the day - a direct opposite of what he had shown in earlier months.

As much as United's resurgence is owed to his impact, it must be noted that he's looking a little off the pace and should be well managed in this business end of the season.

3. MARTIAL 2.0
Another day, another excellent performance for our number 9, Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial. The Frenchman has seemed like an upgraded version of himself in recent weeks and yet again today, he made runs in behind, tracked back to help in defence and added 'dodo' to his 'jollof' performance with fantabulous well placed strike to the bottom corner.

He has now scored more goals (6) than any other player since the restart of the season. More 'ororo' to his ankle๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

United's commander-in-chief of goalpost forces was a magnet today, making key saves at key moments to keep United in the game.

Much has been said about his apparent dip in form recently, but today's performance served as a reminder that he is not ready to end his tenure without a fight.

With McTominay given the nod to start in the anchor man role, the United team struggled to control the game with the same calm that has been seen in recent weeks. United's transition from defence to attack seemed slow and difficult, until Matic came in for McTominay, changing the ease with which United handled the game from manual to autoMATIC. An outstanding cameo to remind us of his importance to the side.

IN THE END, it was another massively important three points, with a clean sheet and hardworking performance to the Red Devils. Special kudos to our jollof defender Victor Lindelof for a fantastic performance to keep United's clean sheet intact.

How did you rate United's performance on the night?


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