Manchester United left things for far too late at Old Trafford on Saturday and it backfired on them immensely. The Red Devils hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost the fixture 2-1.
Jordan Ayew opened the scoring for the traveling side following which United had to wait until the 89th minute for Daniel James’ effort to equalize.
However, Patrick Van Aanholt ensured that the Eagles left Manchester with three points to their name as he scored in the third minute of stoppage time.
Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to redeem United when he won a penalty but fate wasn’t on the Red Devils’ side as the Englishman’s shot ricocheted off the side-post despite sending the goalkeeper in the wrong direction.
While Palace’s late goal was hard to observe for spectators, it was particularly hard for the players themselves, who had actually hoped to win the game after James’ late equalizer.
The Welsh winger himself revealed the following to MUTV after the game: “After we scored that equaliser, we were in control and felt like we could go on and win. Obviously I’m delighted to get the goal, it’s something that I want to keep on improving, but it’s a team game and we didn’t win, so I’m disappointed.”
He goes on to add what happened at the aftermath of his equalizer: “At that stage, there were three or four minutes to go and you see late goals here (at Old Trafford) all the time.
“We were in control but unfortunately they hit us on the break and scored. We were in control of that whole second half. First half I don’t think we were at the races but second half we were a lot better and should have come away with a lot more.”
United have a lot of work ahead of them if they truly wish to redeem themselves from this underwhelming start.