Manchester United strolled to another free-scoring victory against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, as the visitors increased their losing streak to seven.
The Red Devils put in a dominant performance to beat The Eagles, who are yet to score a goal or earn a point in the premier League this season.
A goal by Juan Mata three minutes into the game put the home side ahead, before a brace from Marouane Fellaini in the 35th and 49th minute gave them a comfortable lead.
Romelu Lukaku scored a late fourth – his 11th goal in 10 United games – by converting Anthony Martial’s cross five minutes to stoppage time.
New Palace manager is however not giving up on his team. He believes his side will bounce back as he eyes a favourable return after the international break.
“The past three weeks’ work has been good but this break (international) will be good to get more work done. The fans are brilliant and that support will help us through,” Roy Hodgson said after the game.
“I hope my enjoyment and passion for the game will spread over to the players.
“At the moment we’re like a boxer knocked down by superior fighters. We try to stay in there and not surrender.”
Palace will host champions Chelsea in their next Premier League game on October 14.
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