MANCHESTER UNITED had been held at Crystal Palace on a chilly Wednesday night in South London.
David De Gea produced a save-of-the-season contender to maintain the Eagles at bay within the first half and one other sturdy save within the second, however may do nothing in regards to the free-kick.
Whereas United dominated proceedings within the first half, it was Palace who had the benefit within the second.
Wilfried Zaha specifically prompted points and compelled a foul from Casemiro which noticed a yellow card issued and can make him miss the weekend conflict at Arsenal.
This is how SunSport’s Tom Barclay rated the Purple Devils.
David De Gea – 7
Produced a significant cease simply earlier than United’s opener by tipping Odsonne’s Edouard’s effort onto the crossbar.
Completely nothing he may do although about Michael Olise’s beautiful late free-kick, which crashed in off the bar.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 8
Saved up his renaissance with a powerful show, displaying keen working down the precise and a few assured dribbling.
Nearly had an help when crossing for Luke Shaw and gained his battle in opposition to outdated mucker Wilfried Zaha.
Raphael Varane – 7
His partnership with Lisandro Martinez continues to blossom the extra they play collectively.
Confirmed good tempo to race again when Jean-Philippe Mateta was set to pounce on a unfastened Martinez header.
Lisandro Martinez – 8
Name him Lisandro Butcher. The World Cup winner had his head bandaged up like outdated Terry after Edouard’s unintentional elbow despatched him flying.
Outmuscled Mateta at instances, regardless of their measurement distinction, and infrequently introduced the ball out of defence along with his neat dribbling.
Luke Shaw – 7
The person Erik ten Hag calls a “leader” of his workforce had one other stable sport.
Fired a volley huge, confirmed bravery within the air and virtually created Wout Weghorst’s first United aim when the debutant headed his cross onto the roof of the web.
Casemiro – 7
Tidy efficiency as ever however a late yellow card for a cynical foul on Zaha means he’s suspended for Sunday’s titanic conflict with Arsenal.
Might be an enormous loss given his affect this season since arriving from Actual Madrid.
Christian Eriksen – 8
Bear in mind when Danny Murphy thought Eriksen would merely be a squad participant, somebody who wouldn’t assist United get again to competing on the prime?
The freebie Dane picked up his seventh Premier League help of the season – solely overwhelmed by Kevin De Bruyne – by teeing up Fernandes.
Antony – 5
Stuffed with working and full of fireplace, arguing with each opponent Tyrick Mitchell and his personal team-mate Fernandes throughout the first half.
However didn’t provide a complete lot extra other than a number of tame efforts.
Bruno Fernandes – 7
Was having a combined sport with some respectable passes, a number of gradual touches and a mini-row with Antony… after which he scored.
Beautiful end into the far nook for his fifth for United of the season. Ought to be concentrating on excess of that from now till Might.
Marcus Rashford – 6
The person of the second however not the person of this match. Rashford’s contact appeared assured and was filled with constructive motion however didn’t threaten an excessive amount of right here.
Fired a free-kick nicely huge earlier than the break and smashed over after it.
Wout Weghorst – 6
Did fairly nicely on debut, providing his aspect a focus up prime and dealing onerous to win again possession.
The closest he got here to a aim was heading Shaw’s cross onto the roof of the web half an hour into the sport.
Scott McTominay (on for Weghorst, 69) – 6
Wanted a penalty when challenged by Chris Richards, however nothing was given.
Alejandro Garnacho (on for Antony, 70) – 6
You may inform how a lot confidence this lad has when he’s telling Eriksen the place to move it.
Fred (on for Eriksen, 83) – 6
Introduced on to shut it out earlier than Palace’s equaliser.