‘I feared that before the game’ – Evra pinpoints Man United’s biggest weakness

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Manchester United opened their 2020/21 Premier League campaign with a flat display against Crystal Palace, and former player, Patrice Evra, wasn’t surprised with the manner in which they conceded the first goal.

Speaking at half-time on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game, the Frenchman pinpointed the one area where the Red Devils have a huge weakness for opposition teams to exploit.

“If they [Manchester United] don’t have the most quick centre-backs in the world, they [Crystal Palace] will always cause problems,” he said, cited by the Daily Mirror.

“So, it’s a massive danger but I feared that before the game and I’m not surprised about the result right now.”

With the greatest of respect to the south Londoners, there will be better teams that will come to Old Trafford looking for a result, and they’ll perhaps look at this match as a template for where games can be won or lost.

The one bright spot on a miserable afternoon was a debut goal for Donny van de Beek, which briefly gave United hope before Wilfried Zaha’s second, and Palace’s third goal took the game away from the hosts.

After that 90 minutes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know exactly what he needs to work on before their next fixture.

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  1. sorry to say it, but man utd will lose a lot more games as the season goes on, its going to be an down hill slide for man utd,
    until they bring in a TOP CLASS MANAGER,
    a manager who is like by a lot of players, and who players will play for, OGS isnt the man to take man utd forward, and as for ed woodward is shit at getting deals done,
    as always man utd pussy foot a round just chasing only 1 player, while others go else where,

  2. I don’t have trust on this team and Ole. United doesn’t has defence, right and left back at all. It will be the same year or worse than the past. Woodward is also the most poorest manager in the premier league.

  3. OGS decided to lose to palace, his fixtures was wrong as well as his substitute, Pogba wasn’t the problem of the game, Rashford, Marshal, James, Linderof, Miguel and messah, are the big problem in Today’s game, while the like of Wan Bisaka, Bailey, William and Greenwood are on bench OGS just wanted to lose the game cause he needs to sign Sancho with top defenders, he removed Pogba and brought in Van de beek instead of removing either Rashford or Marshal then bring in Ighalo, instead removed messah, and brought in Ighalo. The question is what happened to Wan Bisaka

  4. With these players we can’t win a spoon talk less of a trophy and let’s ask Ole whether his Ass is stitched to the wheel that he can’t stand for 30minutes

  5. OGS is not a manager to take Man U where we want to be at all!!!! why do you underrate Baily and Smalling, and you take that error Lindlof…..you don’t feet that seat its too hot for you!!!!

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