Crystal Palace younger Aaron Wan-Bissaka was told to be fearless during his performance in a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson’s men took a two-goal lead through Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt, before Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku levelled the score with 15 minutes left.

Despite Nemanja Matic winning it late in added time, the 20-year-old defender was pleased with the match.

He said: “I think the team did well but we were just unlucky with the late goal. But I was happy with the performance, I enjoyed it, I loved every minute of it, and it felt good.

“I was confident going into the next game after the first so there were no nerves really. The team were behind me and the fans helped, so obviously that helped as well.

“I just kept pushing and kept trying.”

It’s his second consecutive game for the Eagles after debuting in a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, courtesy of another late winner through striker Harry Kane.

The full back spoke about how Hodgson said to him as well as one of his biggest influences, Andros Townsend.

He added: “He [Hodgson] basically told me to go into the game with confidence, no fear, and play how I play. You will make mistakes but you’ll learn from them, so I kept going.

“[Townsend] helps me defensively and attacking, so yeah that helps, but also the team does it as well. And the fans. So that helped a lot.

“It’s a good experience and I was happy with it and it was a good challenge for me.”

Wan-Bissaka says his targets are to remain in the team come the end of the season.