Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has issued a warning to Manchester United ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash on Saturday.
Palace faced Manchester United in the EFL Cup third round at Old Trafford on Tuesday, suffering a 3-0 defeat, with goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro, and Antony Martial.
Ayew, who captained the team during that match, has expressed confidence that his team will approach the weekend’s game differently.
“We know they were just better than us tonight and we just need to go back home, recover and get ready for Saturday, because Saturday’s going to be a different game. I think this game has given us more desire and more will to win on Saturday,” he said after the loss.
Reflecting on the first half of the EFL Cup match, he noted that they had some defensive issues but adjusted their formation in the second half to address those problems.
“[In the first-half] I just felt we were a bit narrow. We wanted to close the middle and they were just hitting diagonals, going wide to the wingers and full-backs and causing us a lot of danger. That was a problem.
“With three at the back [in the second half] it made it a bit easier to go across, but at the end of the day, we still lost.”
Crystal Palace has had an inconsistent start to the 2023/24 Premier League season, winning two out of their six games, with two draws and two losses.