Ratings: A lack of creativity and frustration saw Palace beat United; James scored, Greenwood needs time

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Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Old Trafford. A lack of creativity was the ultimate problem for United, who had tested their luck at times? A missed penalty by Marcus Rashford and an equaliser for Daniel James seemed positive for United, however, a late winner for Palace left United reeling, again.

It was a match that United, despite having the better of their opposition in terms of possession, creativity was something that was lacking and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to find a solution, which is not Jesse Lingard or Juan Mata. With players like Angel Gomes in the squad, utilising them would make a lot of sense rather than players who don’t do much.

United lacking creativity is a big worry though, especially in the fact that they have not yet faced the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal. It is the first defeat of the season, it could be a blessing in disguise to get things right in this team or it could be the first of many this season. The reaction against Southampton will be key.

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Goals: Daniel James 89′; Jordan Ayew 31′, Patrick Van Aanholt 90+3′

Assists: Anthony Martial 89′; Jeffrey Schlupp 31′

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw (Young 34′); McTominay (Mata 85′), Pogba; James, Lingard (Greenwood 56′), Rashford; Martial

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Tuanzebe; Pereira, Matic

Bookings: Aaron Wan-Bissaka 46′, Daniel James 71′; Luka Milivojevic 38′, Gary Cahill 41′, Wilfried Zaha 79′, Vicente Guaita 86′

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I support Manchester United, the greatest English football team to have ever existed. Bruno Fernandes is the latest in a long line of players with great ability to play for the club. I idolised Bryan Robson, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Eric Cantona growing up.