Revealed: Your Man of the Match v Palace

Wednesday 03 March 2021 22:59

It was a disappointing night at Selhurst Park, as Manchester United failed to hit our stride going forward against Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were kept largely at bay by a well-organised and compact Eagles' side, who also threatened several times on the counterattack in the 0-0 draw.

The key moment of the game came in the final stages, when Patrick van Aanholt was played clear through on goal, only for Dean Henderson to come out and save with his feet.

Ole’s Selhurst summary Video

Ole’s Selhurst summary

The manager praised Dean Henderson after the final whistle in south London…

With decisive interventions by black-and-white shirted players few and far between, that stop proved to be enough for the no.26 to top our Man-of-the-Match poll, for the first time in a United shirt.

It was Henderson's 14th appearances for the Reds, since coming back to the club in the summer from a two-year loan at Sheffield United, and he's already kept eight clean sheets - with half of those coming in his last four outings.

The Whitehaven-born netminder gleaned 35 per cent of your vote in our Official App, while there was also plenty of love for newly crowned Player of the Month, Luke Shaw.

Our no.23 was probably United's biggest threat in open play, recording a team-high 18 crosses and 10 sprints as he looked to break in behind the Eagles' backline.

That effort, although not quite enough to turn the game in our favour, helped him get 29 per cent of the nominations. Bruno Fernandes came third, with nine per cent.