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Manchester United open their season with a shock defeat.

Below par Manchester United opened the season with a shock 3-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace.

Andros Townsend opened the scoring for The Eagles in the early stage of the match after a cross from Schlupp.

Blunt Manchester United searched for equaliser all to no avail as they end the first half one nil down.

The Red devils were on top of the game even after restart but couldn't find the back of the net.

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There matter were compounded when the ref pointed to spot after VAR judged that Victor Lindelof stopped the ball with his hand.

Jordan Ayew stepped up but saw his effort saved by David de gea. Manchester United's celebrations was cut short after the ref ordered a retake because De gea left his line before the penalty was taken. 

Former United winger Wilfred Zaha stepped up and smash the re-take into the back of the net.

Debutant Donny van de Beek gave United a lifeline when he scored his first goal for his new club to reduced the score line to 2-1.

United searched for the equaliser before Wilfred Zaha scored his second of the match to settle the matter once and for all.

The win takes Crystal Palace to six points. They take on inform Everton on their next fixture.

United will try to redeem themselves when they play Brighton in their next league fixture.

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