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10.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho ‘to join THIS WEEK’, new kit LEAKED, Sanchez ‘£15m Inter deal AGREED’

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JADON SANCHO expects to join Man Utd this week after agreeing a five-year deal in principle, according to reports.

And in more good news, Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to join Inter for £15m after a successful season on loan at the San Siro.

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Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha scores twice as Red Devils have nightmare start

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Manchester United’s close season from Hell followed a trail of destruction and misadventure that took them from a jail in Mykonos to a hotel room in Reykjavik and a failed assignation in Dortmund. If they hoped that their first game of a new campaign would bring them sanctuary at home, they were sadly mistaken. Their nightmare continued.

This was supposed to be a season when United began to close the gap that has been allowed to open up between them and Liverpool and Manchester City but this defeat made that look like a fantasy. The vagaries of the staggered start to the new season mean that United are already six points behind Everton and Palace. There is a long way to go but things already feel rather bleak at Old Trafford.

United had endured a rather unfortunate pre-season. Even though it was truncated this year, they managed to pack rather a lot of trouble into it. Their captain, Harry Maguire, led the way with his misadventures in Mykonos and their rising star, Mason Greenwood, was sent home from England’s trip to Iceland for flouting the country’s quarantine regulations with international teammate Phil Foden.

Crystal Palace inflicted misery on Manchester United in their season opener after securing a deserved 3-1 win at Old Trafford

Crystal Palace inflicted misery on Manchester United in their season opener after securing a deserved 3-1 win at Old Trafford

Crystal Palace inflicted misery on Manchester United in their season opener after securing a deserved 3-1 win at Old Trafford

It was a joyous moment for the the former United man, who got his revenge after an unsuccessful spell at the club

It was a joyous moment for the the former United man, who got his revenge after an unsuccessful spell at the club

It was a joyous moment for the the former United man, who got his revenge after an unsuccessful spell at the club

Andros Townsend gave the visitors a surprise lead after just seven minutes as United started their 2020-21 campaign slowly

Andros Townsend gave the visitors a surprise lead after just seven minutes as United started their 2020-21 campaign slowly

Andros Townsend gave the visitors a surprise lead after just seven minutes as United started their 2020-21 campaign slowly 

MATCH FACTS AND PLAYER RATINGS



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Season at a glance

  • Premier League
  • Premier League
  • Championship
  • League One
  • League Two
  • Scottish Premiership
  • Scottish Div 1
  • Scottish Div 2
  • Scottish Div 3
  • Ligue 1
  • Serie A
  • La Liga
  • Bundesliga

Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw, Pogba, McTominay, James (Greenwood, 45′), Fernandes, Rashford, Martial

Subs not used: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Fred, van de Beek, Ighalo

Goals: van de Beek (80′)

Booked: Fosu-Mensah (58′)

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 

Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1):  Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell, Townsend, McArthur, McCarthy, Schlupp, Zaha (c), Ayew

Subs not used: Hennessey, Kelly, Inniss, Milivojevic, Meyer, Eze, Batshuayi 

Goals: Towsend (7′), Zaha (74′ pen, 85′)

Booked:

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Referee: Martin Atkinson 

 

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For some reason, Solskjaer saw fit to revisit that subject on Friday, complaining that England had picked Greenwood for the squad in the first place and that they had then had the temerity to allow him to talk to the media before he made his debut. England under Gareth Southgate have tried to treat their players like adults. It is not their fault if some players have let them down.

Solskjaer’s intervention served only to strain the club’s relationship with England and ensure that Greenwood’s name was plastered all over the back pages again on Saturday morning just when everyone was starting to forget about his misdemeanour in Reykjavik. It made it feel as though United were facing adversity before the season began.

Even though there was general approval for their signing of Van de Beek from Ajax, their transfer window has been dominated so far by their faltering pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s England star Jadon Sancho. United’s reluctance to pay more than £100m to secure his signature has led to another outpouring of discontent among United supporters.

The Englishman latched onto Jeffrey Schlupp cross to tidily finish past David De Gea after just seven minutes at Old Trafford

The Englishman latched onto Jeffrey Schlupp cross to tidily finish past David De Gea after just seven minutes at Old Trafford

The Englishman latched onto Jeffrey Schlupp cross to tidily finish past David De Gea after just seven minutes at Old Trafford

The 29-year-old wheels away after giving the south London side the lead with a right-footed finish across goal

The 29-year-old wheels away after giving the south London side the lead with a right-footed finish across goal

The 29-year-old wheels away after giving the south London side the lead with a right-footed finish across goal

The scorer (R) celebrates with the provider (L) as Roy Hodgson's men continued their positive start to the season

The scorer (R) celebrates with the provider (L) as Roy Hodgson's men continued their positive start to the season

The scorer (R) celebrates with the provider (L) as Roy Hodgson’s men continued their positive start to the season

The Sancho saga coupled with Chelsea’s transfer splurge, Liverpool’s spectacular late swoops for Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota and Spurs’ snatching of Gareth Bale have reawakened concerns among the club’s supporters about the club’s competence in the market and its ability to bolster Solskjaer’s attempts to move United back into a position where one day they will challenge for the title again.

There were even suggestions that the United hierarchy was annoyed by the reaction on social media to its lack of transfer activity. That felt a little odd coming from a club whose managing director Richard Arnold boasted earlier this year that the signing of bit-part player Odion Ighalo was the top trend on Twitter. It is hard to feed the monster and starve it at the same time.

Van de Beek is a good signing but, taken alone, he will not be enough to get United closer to Liverpool and Manchester City. In fact, with Chelsea spending big and Arsenal showing signs of rejuvenation under Mikel Arteta, United are beginning the season looking over their shoulders rather marching confidently ahead.

The Red Devils looked sluggish for much of the tie, appearing to suffer from starting the season a week later than their rivals

The Red Devils looked sluggish for much of the tie, appearing to suffer from starting the season a week later than their rivals

The Red Devils looked sluggish for much of the tie, appearing to suffer from starting the season a week later than their rivals

Mason Greenwood was brought on at half time for Dan James as Solskjaer tried to spark his side into life in the second period

Mason Greenwood was brought on at half time for Dan James as Solskjaer tried to spark his side into life in the second period

Mason Greenwood was brought on at half time for Dan James as Solskjaer tried to spark his side into life in the second period

The 18-year-old had United's first real chance of game with an hour played, heading wide after Joel Ward midjudged his jump

The 18-year-old had United's first real chance of game with an hour played, heading wide after Joel Ward midjudged his jump

The 18-year-old had United’s first real chance of game with an hour played, heading wide after Joel Ward midjudged his jump

Solskjaer sprang a minor surprise with his starting selection by picking Paul Pogba even though he has only just recovered from a bout of coronavirus and leaving Van de Beek on the bench. Greenwood, too, was among the substitutes. Maguire began his rehabilitation in the centre of defence. David de Gea was chosen ahead of Dean Henderson.

Palace had not scored away from home in the Premier League for seven hours and seven minutes before the game kicked off. Inevitably, it took them seven minutes to put that right. United started sluggishly and Palace took advantage. Jeffrey Schlupp outstripped Victor Lindelof down the United right and crossed the ball to the back post. Luke Shaw was caught napping and Townsend stole in front of him to clip the ball past De Gea.

De Gea looked tentative with the ball at his feet and nearly put United deeper into trouble on two occasions. Henderson is an ambitious understudy who may find his chance comes soon. United continued to look discomforted by the pace of Townsend and Wilf Zaha on the break. Their own build-ups looked laboured by comparison.

They did create some pressure. Scott McTominay curled a shot just wide. Pogba and Fernandes forced saves out of Vicente Guaita and United’s best chance game when Guaita raced out of his area to hoof a through ball clear and only succeeded in slicing it into the air. Marcus Rashford waited for it to drop but Guaita rushing to regain his ground, Joel Ward clambered all over Rashford to nod the ball clear.

United still looked horribly susceptible to Palace counters and in first half injury time, they nearly went further behind. Zaha was the instigator once again, carrying the ball from the half way line and running at Lindelof. He rode a couple of challenges and laid the ball out to Jordan Ayew who cut inside and unleashed a fierce drive that was heading for the roof of the net until it was brilliantly pushed over by De Gea.

Palace started the second half more brightly than United, too. Ayew should have played in Zaha rather than go it alone, Townsend’s shot was deflected over the bar and even though United dominated possession, Pogba and Maguire gave the ball away to allow Palace to set up fresh raids.

Palace were awarded a penalty after VAR judged Victor Lindelof to have handled the ball in the area after a lengthy check

Palace were awarded a penalty after VAR judged Victor Lindelof to have handled the ball in the area after a lengthy check

Palace were awarded a penalty after VAR judged Victor Lindelof to have handled the ball in the area after a lengthy check

Jordan Ayew saw his weak penalty was comfortably saved by De Gea but VAR then ordered the penalty to be retaken

Jordan Ayew saw his weak penalty was comfortably saved by De Gea but VAR then ordered the penalty to be retaken

Jordan Ayew saw his weak penalty was comfortably saved by De Gea but VAR then ordered the penalty to be retaken

A new man stepped up in the shape of Zaha who made no mistake to deservingly put Palace 2-0 with less than 20 to play

A new man stepped up in the shape of Zaha who made no mistake to deservingly put Palace 2-0 with less than 20 to play

A new man stepped up in the shape of Zaha who made no mistake to deservingly put Palace 2-0 with less than 20 to play

Despite that, United should have equalised after an hour. Greenwood had been brought on for James at half time and when Timothy Fosu-Mensah curled in a fine cross, the England forward lost his marker and found himself with a free header at the back post. When he steered it wide, he looked disgusted with himself.

After Zaha had had a goal ruled out for offside midway through the half, Van de Beek was brought on in place of Pogba for his debut but almost immediately, Palace were awarded a penalty when Ayew tried to chip the ball over De Gea and it hit Lindelof on the arm. Referee Martin Atkinson allowed play to continue but then checked replays on the pitchside monitor and awarded the kick.

The decision appeared desperately harsh but the handball law has become so arcane and interpretations of it so rigid that sometimes its implementation can only provoke despair and anger. Ayew took the penalty. His run-up was languid and his kick lacked power or precision and it was saved low to his right by De Gea. It appeared justice had been done.

United's joy was short lived as Zaha surged forward to wrong foot De Gea with a powerful strike to secure the win

United's joy was short lived as Zaha surged forward to wrong foot De Gea with a powerful strike to secure the win

United’s joy was short lived as Zaha surged forward to wrong foot De Gea with a powerful strike to secure the win

The unexpected loss will be a major disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being second best for much of the game

The unexpected loss will be a major disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being second best for much of the game

The unexpected loss will be a major disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being second best for much of the game

United celebrated but their relief was short-lived. Replays showed De Gea had moved marginally off his line before the kick was taken and so Palace were given a second chance. This time it was taken by Zaha and he rifled it into the roof of the net. There were only 16 minutes to go. Solskjaer held his head in his hands.

United pulled a goal back six minutes later when the ball ricocheted around the Palace area and Van de Beek sidefooted it home with assurance but Palace sealed their victory in the 85thminute when Zaha got the better of Lindelof on the edge of the United box and lashed a low shot past De Gea from 12 yards.

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Kieran Tierney injured in Arsenal warm-up forcing late reshuffle as Sead Kolasinac starts against West Ham

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KIERAN TIERNEY has handed Arsenal a huge blow after picking up an injury in the warm-up before the game against West Ham.

The Scot was ruled out with a hip problem leaving Mikel Arteta to turn to Sead Kolasinac just before kick-off.

Kieran Tierney has picked up an injury in Arsenal's warm-up against West Ham

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Kieran Tierney has picked up an injury in Arsenal’s warm-up against West HamCredit: AFP or licensors

The former Celtic star has been plagued by injuries since his move to the Emirates last summer.

The full-back signed for Arsenal while carrying a groin problem while he then dislocated his shoulder in December.

Tierney had looked to put his injury hell behind him following football’s restart earlier this year and had been enjoying his most consistent run in Arteta’s team.

Yet the 23-year-old headed in early from the club’s warm-up against West Ham and was later ruled out with a tight hip.

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Man Utd legend Patrice Evra not impressed with transfer business and says club have ‘more of an impact on social media’

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MANCHESTER UNITED legend Patrice Evra admitted he is “disappointed” with the clubs transfer business this summer.

The club, who sunk to a shock 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, have added only Donny van de Beek so far.

Patrice Evra believes United still need to strengthen if they're going to improve

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Patrice Evra believes United still need to strengthen if they’re going to improve

United finished third behind bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool last season qualifying for this seasons Uefa Champions League.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s watch, United fans saw an attacking brand of football with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scoring consistently as well as the emergence of academy product Mason Greenwood.

As a result, fans were expecting the club to push on and invest to allow the squad to mount a possible title challenge.

United pulled off one of the signings of the summer when they acquired the services of Ajax midfielder Van de Beek for just £39million.



However, just the one is not enough. Jadon Sancho has been a target of Manchester United’s all summer with the club weighing up a move with his price set at £108million.

With rivals Liverpool pulling off the signing of Thiago for just £25million, and Man City spending big on Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, this summer has been a frustrating watch for United fans.

Ahead of United’s defeat, Evra said: “Title challengers? We are talking about an achievement.

“Last year we finished third, which was a massive progress and you heard me say that but it’s not an achievement.

“It would be difficult this season. We can see in the transfer window, a lot of United fans are disappointed.

“I think we make more impact on social media and in the papers than the reality. Because in the end we buy no players, or at least Van de Beek.

“But we need more, after Bruno Fernandes I was expecting more, like a lot of United fans.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped guide United to a 3rd place finish.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped guide United to a 3rd place finish.Credit: AFP – Getty

“But lets focus on the present, we have a big game today and lets make sure we start with a win.”

If United lose their Premier League opener at home to Crystal Palace, the pressure will build on the club to freshen it up and spend some money.

Evra much like the fans wants to see investment in the team to continue the progress the club made last year under boss Solskjaer, they still have two weeks to do so.

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