Crystal Palace stun Man Utd in a 4-0 home win 🦅

Eric Cantona’s name still rings out at Manchester United games, nearly three decades after his infamous kung-fu kick. But today it was Michael Olise, another French talent, who stole the spotlight and dimmed United’s European dreams under Erik ten Hag.

Goals galore as Eagles Soar

In the 2023/2024 Premier League showdown, Olise didn’t just score; blinded him. Starting with a goal in the 12th minute, he set the tone. Jean-Philippe Mateta added another by the 40th minute, followed by Tyrick Mitchell and then Olise again, sealing a dominant 4-0 win.

Olysse’s Celebration: A Silent Storm

Olise’s celebrations are something else — cool, composed, almost unreadable. His early goal celebration? Silence on the lips, finger on the ear, closed eyes. He was calm in the middle of the storm – definitely not the Keystone cops he was fighting.

United’s downward spiral

As United crumbled, Ten Haag’s future looked more uncertain. United’s defence, led by Jonny Evans and company, practically handed Olisse the opener on a silver platter. Mateta’s maneuver past Evans for the second goal only twisted the knife even deeper.

Tough road ahead for United

With only tough games left – against Arsenal, Newcastle and Brighton – and the final against City, chances are high that United could bid farewell to European competition this season. Commentators like Danny Murphy believe that Ten Hag might not even be around next season. Yikes!

Injury problems and tactical drops

It’s not all tactics; United were also plagued by injuries. Bruno Fernandes missed his first game through injury and Mason Mount finally saw some action after a lengthy layoff. Even Harry Maguire’s failure forced a makeshift defense with Casemiro and Evans, which frankly didn’t look too sharp.

Olise’s Masterclass

Back to Oliseo, the guy is a wizard. After a cross from Daniel Munoz, he left Casemiro in the dust and raced towards the goal. Evans hesitated, Olise did not – he shot from the edge of the box straight into the corner. If I were Gareth Southgate, I’d pray he opts for the Three Lions.

Final whistle: Eagles triumph

When Mitchell and Olise put the last nails in the coffin, it was clear – it was Pancake night. Olise’s last goal, a rocket into the top corner, even made the young star smile. Under Glasner, the Palace looks unstoppable, a stark contrast to the rambling scene on the other side.


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