Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned that Manchester United must have patience and quality to break down Crystal Palace.
United face Palace at Selhurst Park tonight, looking to stretch their unbeaten Premier League away run to 21 games. Roy Hodgson’s side shocked Solskjaer’s men 3-1 at Old Trafford in the opening game of the season, but United have tended to play far better on the road.
Star player Wilfried Zaha — once of United — is a doubt for the Eagles tonight, but Solskjaer is not taking Palace lightly and is keen for his players to rediscover some form in South London.
“We know it’s going to be a battle. We’ve got to be really precise and show high quality in the last third because they’re not going to give you both, you have to earn them and we’ve got to defend well against their set-plays and counterattacks.
“You could say patience but also you need the quality because he does have a great record of organising his teams. They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season of course. They counterattacked a few times against us and scored. So we’ve got a score to settle to be honest.”