Manchester United has fallen to a humiliating three goals to one at the Old Trafford by Crystal Palace at season’s opening game on Saturday.
Premier League had kicked off last week with some superlative performances from some of the newly promoted team.
Former Manchester United player, Wilfred Zaha lead the Crystal Palace team to victory after scoring twice in the game that saw lots possession by the Reds but failed to convert the chances.
Andros Townsend opened the scoring early on, making Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men felt aggrieved with the nature of Palace’s second from the penalty spot as Victor Lindelof was harshly punished for handball and David De Gea’s save from Jordan Ayew’s spot-kick was ruled out by VAR before Zaha converted the retaken penalty.
United finished last season on a 14-match unbeaten run in the Premier League to secure a third-place finish. From the current score board, they will be needing far more than the solitary signing of Donny Van de Beek, who scored on his debut, to compete at the top of the table.
Still, they could have no complaints about the result as they looked way off the pace in their first match of the new campaign, little over a month since they ended the last one with defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.