Here's how the player's rated in Palace's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United.

Vicente Guaita

Made a poor judgement in coming out for a long ball which he was nowhere near that went un-punished. Could do nothing for the opening goal and was cleverly beaten by Lukaku for the second. Not a confidence boosting performance. 5

Joel Ward

In for AWB and defended admirably against a tireless attack. Got a goal from his only venture forward in the game. 6

James Tomkins

Quite clearly the defender calling the shots at the back in a ‘new-look’ back line. Aerially could handle United’s Lukaku but came off second best in the physical battle with the Belgian. 6

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Martin Kelly

Looked like a man who hadn’t come up against an attack of such pace in some time. Got a yellow card in the first half which meant he walked a tightrope after that. 6

Patrick van Aanholt

Very quiet going forward and sat deeper than usual. Little protection from the gallivanting Zaha he was caught out by Herrera and Young down the right on more than one occasion. 6

Luka Milivojevic

Not the skipper’s greatest game which was summed up by a 40-yard pass that went out for a corner. Paul Pogba seemed to have a yard on the Serbian that not many have had this season. 6

James McArthur

Started brightly but faded as the game went on. Popped up all over the park as you’d expect but couldn’t get a foot on the ball to impose the passing game he’s gotten a name for recently. Hooked on the hour. 5

Jeffrey Schlupp

Palace’s best player from midfield. Didn’t look phased up against United’s midfield trio and got forward frequently. Sharp and composed on the ball he seems to be flourishing in a more central role. Caught out of position for United’s third but had only moments been asked to fill the space left by PvA. 7

Andros Townsend

Blazed an early effort over from close range before sending one wide from distance, the speedster got little in return for his tireless running from a solid Luke Shaw. 6

Wilfried Zaha

Exquisite in tight spaces and relieving pressure but end product was lacking on a day that Palace needed everything to be on point. Deserves huge credit for Ward’s goal for dispossessing the constantly booed Ashley Young in the build-up. 7

Michy Batshuayi

Looked bright early on but the opening goal seemed to deflate the usually bubbly forward. Looked a lonely figure waiting for service and got little change from Smalling or Lindelof. Came to life with introduction of Meyer and fed of the home support after Ward’s strike. 6


Max Meyer

Introduced on the hour and had immediate effect. Drove at the United defence and looked menacing with ball at feet. 7

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