Manchester United open season with home loss to Crystal Palace.
Manchester United’s rather timid transfer window faces further scrutiny after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side opened their 2020-21 Premier League campaign with a 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Donny van de Beek, the only new arrival at Old Trafford this summer, briefly gave the Red Devils hope of a comeback after earlier finishes from Palace pair Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha. However, former United winger Zaha notched another goal in the 85th minute to effectively end the contest.
“Sometimes it doesn’t happen as planned,” Solskjaer summarized of United’s transfer business in the buildup to the game, as quoted by ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
More to come.