MANCHESTER UNITED had been held at Crystal Palace on a chilly Wednesday night in South London.
Bruno Fernandes’ first-half strike was cancelled out by Michael Olise’s beautiful late free-kick.
David De Gea produced a save-of-the-season contender to maintain the Eagles at bay within the first half and one other robust save within the second, but 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 triggered 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 Crimson Devils.
David De Gea – 7
Produced a very important 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 formidable show, displaying prepared operating down the precise and a few assured dribbling.
Nearly had an help when crossing for Luke Shaw and received his battle in opposition to previous 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 previous Terry after Edouard’s unintentional elbow despatched him flying.
Outmuscled Mateta at instances, regardless of their dimension distinction, and sometimes introduced the ball out of defence with his neat dribbling.
Luke Shaw – 7
The person Erik ten Hag calls a “chief” of his crew had one other strong recreation.
Fired a volley vast, confirmed bravery within the air and virtually created Wout Weghorst’s first United purpose when the debutant headed his cross onto the roof of the web.
Casemiro – 7
Tidy efficiency as ever but a late yellow card for a cynical foul on Zaha means he’s suspended for Sunday’s titanic conflict with Arsenal.
Will probably be a enormous loss given his affect this season since arriving from Actual Madrid.
Christian Eriksen – 8
Keep 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 high?
The freebie Dane picked up his seventh Premier League help of the season – solely crushed by Kevin De Bruyne – by teeing up Fernandes.
Antony – 5
Stuffed with operating and full of fireplace, arguing with each opponent Tyrick Mitchell and his personal team-mate Fernandes throughout the first half.
But didn’t supply a complete lot extra aside from a few tame efforts.
Bruno Fernandes – 7
Was having a blended recreation with some first rate passes, a few gradual touches and a mini-row with Antony… after which he scored.
Pretty end into the far nook for his fifth for United of the season. Must be focusing on far greater than that from now till May.
Marcus Rashford – 6
The person of the second but not the person of this match. Rashford’s contact seemed assured and was filled with optimistic motion but didn’t threaten too a lot right here.
Fired a free-kick nicely vast earlier than the break and smashed over after it.
Wout Weghorst – 6
Did fairly nicely on debut, providing his aspect a point of interest up high and dealing exhausting to win again possession.
The closest he got here to a purpose was heading Shaw’s cross onto the roof of the web half an hour into the sport.
Scott McTominay (on for Weghorst, 69) – 6
Needed a penalty when challenged by Chris Richards, but nothing was given.
Alejandro Garnacho (on for Antony, 70) – 6
You possibly can inform how a lot confidence this lad has when he’s telling Eriksen the place to cross it.
Fred (on for Eriksen, 83) – 6
Introduced on to shut it out earlier than Palace’s equaliser.