Van De Beek scored when he replaced, but Solskjaer teachers and students lost to Crystal Palace 1-3 on the evening of September 19.
After the break, Solskjaer brought Mason Greenwood in for Daniel James but brought nothing new in the attack. Not only that, in the home field, Man Utd continued to play like a dream. 49 minutes, McTominay lost the ball in the middle of the field. Ayew led the ball 30m, before stretching to the near corner. But De Gea continued to choose the right position.
Compared to the first 45 minutes, the two defenders of Man Utd, Luke Shaw, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, rose higher. It was Fosu-Mensah that created a delicious opportunity for Greenwood in the 60th minute when he crossed the ball and eliminated all the white shirt defense. However, at close range, unaccompanied, the young English striker hit his head out.
Van De Beek scored in his first official match for Man Utd
Unable to wait any longer, Solskjaer brought rookie Van De Beek into the field in the middle of the second half to replace Pogba, at the same time pulling Bruno Fernandes back down. He hopes the Dutch midfielder’s newness will make the Crystal Palace defender unable to play.
However, when the Norwegian coach’s personality could not take effect, De Gea’s net vibrated for the second time. Lindelof let the ball touch his hand in the penalty area, after Ayew’s shot. Thanks to VAR, referee Martin Atkinson awarded the penalty to the visitors.
De Gea blocked Ayew’s shot on Ayew’s 11m mark, but the referee made a mistake to move before the opponent touched the ball. Crystal Palace was awarded a penalty again, and Zaha did not make the same mistake as his teammate when replacing Ayew with De Gea.