Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace: Can Paul Pogba deliver the goods?

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"It still can't be classed as good enough, they had to win the league this year, but ultimately it is progression - but not good enough".

Liverpool defeated Newcastle earlier and toppled Manchester United from the second position but Jose Mourinho's men have the chance to regain their spot when they face Crystal Palace on Monday.

Chelsea started the match well against the second places Jose Mourinho side Manchester United but were defeated by a comprehensive performance by their former striker Romelu Lukaku.

Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba, arguably United's two most gifted outfield players, are struggling the make the impact they should. "We had awesome attitude, we had quality football in the second half, but we made so many defensive mistakes - and I'm not speaking only about my defenders".

"I have to say that Roy (Hodgson) had a fantastic gameplan, really aggressive, two big strong strikers to play direct to them and cause us problems with crosses and direct football and second balls, also counter-attacking with Townsend and Patrick".

Mourinho kept faith with Pogba, instead sending on Marcus Rashford for Scott McTominay at half-time. And although The Eagles continued to have their fair share of attacks, United looked more risky and had most of the ball.

Mourinho's side are 19 points behind League Cup champions Manchester City, with the Citizens having played one game more than their derby rivals.

Arsenal are suffering a poor league season and a section of their fans want Wenger to
Arsenal are suffering a poor league season and a section of their fans want Wenger to

But just three minutes after the interval, United were caught cold again. Benteke was taken down around the half-way line, and Jeffrey Schlupp took the free kick quickly sending van Aanholt down the left.

Paul Pogba has scored in both of his Premier League games against Crystal Palace - they're now the only team he's scored both home and away against in the competition.

GK David De Gea, 7 - There was nothing he could have done about the deflected goal, but it was puzzling as to why he didn't even move for the second.

For Crystal Palace, there are not many names to keep an eye on, but Wilfried Zaha is one that could pose a threat against Manchester United. However, at times United have struggled scoring goals.

Following the game against Palace, United host Liverpool on Saturday.

They were nearly pegged back again when Christian Benteke went up for a header, but fortunately for the visitors, it went wide of goal.