Man United 4 – Crystal Palace 0
To no one’s surprise, Manchester United crushed Crystal Palace with ease on Saturday.
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace remain pointless and goalless so far this season and it is difficult to see how they come back from this horrendous start.
Palace’s next game, after the international break, is at home to Premier League champions Chelsea.
Marouane Fellaini at the double
Juan Mata got the ball rolling for Manchester United on three minutes.
Marouane Fellaini made it 2-0 on 35. Four minutes after half-time, Fellaini scored again for Manchester United.
With four minutes to go, Manchester United made it another 4-0 win with Romelu Lukaku converting from an Anthony Martial assist.
Marcus Rashford is a ‘great white shark’
Every Monday, Garth Crooks picks his Premier League XI for the BBC.
This week he included Marcus Rashford in his team, and the pundit likened the Man United forward to a “great white shark”.
Crooks discussed how Rashford tormented Palace right-back Joel Ward, writing:
Marcus Rashford absolutely rinsed Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward for United’s first goal, then proceeded to terrorise the Eagles for the entire afternoon.
It was like watching a great white shark tossing its prey about before devouring the poor soul. It took Palace far too long to plug that gap.
Tottenham dominate the Premier League XI
When it came to the rest of the Premier League XI, Tottenham dominated with three players included.
Spurs beat Huddersfield 4-0 on Saturday. Wing-backs Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies were both picked, as was Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Man City’s match-winner at Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne, was picked in midfield alongside Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
At the back, Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and Southampton’s Maya Yoshida were included after their Premier League goals over the weekend.