Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels his Manchester United players were short of match sharpness in Saturday’s Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace and says
“we need to improve quickly”.
The Reds only played one pre-season friendly ahead of the Old Trafford outing and that was in stark contrast to an Eagles side that contested four warm-up games, as well as two competitive outings.
Roy Hodgson’s men looked fitter from the start and took a first-half lead through Andros Townsend, before Wilf Zaha made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after a controversial VAR decision. Donny van de Beek scored on his debut soon after, but any hope of a comeback was ended by Zaha’s second.