Red Devils v Palace Review
Pre Match Analysis– The Red Devils made one change with Smalling replacing Bailly. Once again the ‘Special One’ implemented an attacking formation. He employed a four three two one formation. Mourinho chose to play two attacking wing backs in a back four, with Young and Valencia not afraid to make forward runs. The result was never in doubt; they managed two goals in either half! It was the fourth time this season that the Red Devils have managed to cruise to a four nil victory.
First Half Analysis
Young got forward early. He passed the ball to Rashford who moved exquisitely dribbling past Palace defenders at will and then he crossed the ball, putting the cross on a plate for Mata who finished the skilful move in the third minute of the game.
Fellaini worked hard in defence heading a ball clear in defence.
Young crossed the ball to Fellaini who finished with a second goal for the Red Devils in the thirty- fifth minute.
Half Time Analysis– The Red Devils always looked like taking the three points on offer. It was just a question of how many goals that they could get.
Second Half Analysis
Rashford crossed the ball to Fellaini who finished with his second goal of the match and the third goal for the Red Devils!
Valencia intervened again in defence for the Red Devils.
Fellaini drifted back into defence, then he aimed a long ball accurately to Lukaku, who passed the ball onto Herrera who passed it onto Martial who crossed the ball to Lukaku who capitalised with a goal in the eighty-sixth minute. Goal number four for the Red Devils.
Fellaini was still pushing back late in the game. It epitomised the work rate that the Red Devils were putting in.
Full Time Analysis– The Red Devils were clinical in the final third as they managed four goals. There could have been more.