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‘Overrated’ ‘Our Weakest Link’ ‘Had A Bad Game’ Fans On Twitter Unhappy As Defender Costs United A Goal Against Palace

Manchester United’s defence looked suspect in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace yesterday, and Victor Lindelof’s mistake for the opening goal typified a disappointing display by the home side.

The Swedish international failed to deal with a long ball as he lost out to Jeffrey Schlupp in the air, leading to Jordan Ayew scoring for the Eagles in the first half.

Supporters on Twitter were not impressed by Lindelof or United’s defence in general:

Centre-back partnerships do take time to gel, and there is a case to be made that Harry Maguire should have been closer to Lindelof in order to sweep up. Still, it must be said, centre-halves must win their aerial duels against opponents.

It was a poor piece of defending which manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping is not repeated in the future. With David De Gea at fault for Patrick van Aanholt’s winning goal, individual mistakes cost United dearly yesterday and they will want to rebound with a win against Southampton next weekend.