Jordan Ayew’s learnings vs. Man United can be instrumental when the two sides meet on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Red Devils had a straightforward victory against the Eagles in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup. Goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro, and Anthony Martial ensured that the defending champions went through the next round with ease.
While the performance from Erik Ten Hag’s men was impressive, it was helped by a Crystal Palace side that was a little too eager to sit deep right from the outset without offering any attacking impetus, which allowed Man United to run roughshod over them.
The Eagles only started to create chances of their own when the game was effectively over at 3-0, and that was down to a change in formation which saw the visitors move to a back three. That has not gone unnoticed by Ayew, who said it will give them the encouragement they need for the upcoming fixture against the same opponents on Saturday.
Speaking to Palace TV, Ayew said, “It was really tough. We kept on pushing, we kept on fighting. We changed our shape in the second half and it was a bit better.
“They were just better than us tonight and we just need to go back home, recover and get ready for Saturday, because Saturday’s going to be a different game. I think this game has given us more desire and more will to win on Saturday.”