Meet Crystal Palace During the Australian Tour, coach Eric Ten Haag used Maguire, Bruno, Martial, Rashford, Sancho, Fred and other stars considered to be the strongest lineup. Manchester United His coordination and ball handling continued to show improvement.
Video: Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace (Source: Zing.vn)
In the 9th minute, Martial got his first chance but failed to beat the opposing goalkeeper. But just 9 minutes later, after Dalot passed the ball, the French striker took the lead in scoring.
The rest of the time, Crystal Palace struggled to equalise, but United’s defence did a good job. The midfield duo of McTominay and Fred showed relatively good long-range interception ability. United also didn’t make too many waves for Jack Butland’s goal.
Heading into the second half, head coach Ten Haag began to cede opportunities to his former pupil Donny van der Beek, who replaced McTominay. The adjustment takes effect almost immediately. In the 48th minute, Van de Beek cooperated beautifully with Sancho and Martial, and Rashford made a dangerous shot to make the score 2-0.
In the 60th minute, Sancho fell to the ground deftly to widen the score gap to 3 goals. With a safe distance, coach Ten Haag arranged a series of substitutes on the field, such as Alex Telles, Elanga, Wan-Bissaka, Wilfish, Savage, Iqbal, Hanni Pull or Amade Diallo.
Crystal Palace’s efforts paid off in the 74th minute, with Ward’s goal making it 1-3. United’s game became less interesting as young midfielder Will Fish received a red card after fouling an opposing player.
Regardless, the Manchester Red Devils still sent fans a lot of upbeat signals. Nearly a month after working with coach Erik ten Hag, the team is more coherent and effective.
Manchester United will play a few more friendlies before the Premier League kicks off in August.
– Match result: Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace
Manchester United: Martial (18′), Rashford (48′), Sancho (60′)
Crystal Palace: Ward (74′)