Zlatan keeps delivering goals in the red shirt and tonight he saved United in the 88th minute away against Crystal Palace. Paul Pogba paid him back for Zlatan's semi-assist to 1-0 and Man Utd took another three important points.
- I tried to hit the goal and it went in. Luck or not, it went in and it gave us the three points. That moment was very important, Zlatan said after the game.
CAUTIOUS FIRST HALF
Henrikh Mkhitaryan got injured against Tottenham and was missing today, Mourinho put Mata and Rooney next to Zlatan. Manchester United controlled the play in the first half but the passing was quite slow. They did create a few chances but Hennessey in Crystal Palace's goal stopped United.
LATE GOAL BY POGBA - ASSIST BY ZLATAN
That's until the very end of the first half. Then Herrera put a freekick cross into the box, it reached Zlatan who chested it (with a touch on the hand to be fair) to Pogba, who put it in the back of the net. 1-0 to United at halftime.
EQUALIZER BY PALACE - YET ANOTHER DRAW?
Manchester United gave away the initiative a bit to Crystal Palace in the second and De Gea made an amazing save after fifteen minutes. And then in the 66th minute Palace set up quite a beautiful attack with a few short passes, which McArthur finished off. De Gea had no chance this time and it was 1-1.
It looked like it was gonna be another painful draw but then mighty Ibra did what mighty Ibra does. Pogba came running with the ball in the middle, Zlatan took a run between Palace's defenders, got the ball from Pogba and then boom, a sweet left foot shot perfect on the right post an in, 2-1. Incredibly important goal from Ibra, his eighth in the last eight games and Man Utd won the very important three points.