As Man United goes through another difficult transfer window, the Red Devils got spanked by Wilfried Zaha’s Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Man United started their Premier League campaign with an unexpected defeat against Crystal Palace. The Red Devils are right in the middle of yet another poor transfer window. They got an unexpected loss at home. Former United player and David Moyes’ nightmare.
Wilfried Zaha did what he wanted against Solskjaer’s defense. Victor Lindelof didn’t fare well next to Harry Maguire in the backline. Zaha scored a brace in a match that took the whole world by surprise. Regardless of the result, we need to discuss specific problems at Manchester United.
United’s midfield needs more balance.
Several pundits in England were clear when they spoke about Donny Van de Beek’s purchase. The Dutch midfielder is a fantastic player but he simply doesn’t fit in a starting eleven that already has Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Although he scored United’s only goal, it’s evident he takes a lot of space from the other two stars when they try to create chances.
This United midfield looked far too defensive compared to the one from last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to fix this issue as soon as possible, but the season is still young. United had this match to experiment before things got more serious.
Ole needs a new centre-back.
Considering Harry Maguire might be out of his element, it’s clear that Manchester United needs another top defender this season. Wilfried Zaha made Victor Lindelof look like a rookie tonight, the United supporters had no mercy with him on social media.
Zaha’s second goal proves those two defenders are not used to playing together and the squad can’t continue like this. Also, every offensive United player was nowhere to be seen this evening. Solskjaer has a lot of work to do at Carrington if he wants to compete for titles this season.