Manchester United have continued in their quest to break into the top four in the Premier League with a victory over Crystal Palace this evening.
The most expensive footballer of all-time Paul Pogba gave Jose Mourinho’s side the lead. Pogba had a simple finish after a penalty area scrap saw the ball land conveniently at his feet. There were suggestions that Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have handled the ball as he provided the assist for the goal. Click here to see the goal, was it handball?
James McCarthur levelled the scores for the home side, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic beat Wayne Hennessey late on to ensure United were taking all three points back to Manchester. You can see Ibrahimovic’s decisive goal here.
Crystal Palace player ratings: Hennessey 6, Ward 5, Dann 5, Delaney 6, Kelly 5, McArthur 7, Flamini 6, Cabaye 7, Lee Chung-yong 5, Benteke 4, Zaha 5.
Manchester United player ratings: de Gea 6, Bailly 5, Jones 7, Rojo 5, Blind 6, Carrick 7, Herrera 6, Mata 4, Pogba 7, Rooney 4, Ibrahimovic 8.
Man of the match – Zlatan Ibrahimovic: This was by no means the greatest performance of Ibrahimovic’s illustrious career, but it was his contributions that proved decisive. An assist for Pogba’s goal and a goal to win it for his side, what a signing he is proving to be.