Following Manchester United’s disappointing Capital One Cup exit against Middlesbrough during the week, Daley Blind has spoken of the players’ desperation to bounce back against Crystal Palace today.
Teams always want to bounce back after a defeat. Cup games can be different but this a Premier League match and I’ve said many times that Premier League games are always tough. There are no easy games. This won’t be easy either so we have to be focused and concentrate.
Crystal Palace are a very stable team with a lot of quality in their side. They have bought some good players so it’ll be a tough game again. We remember last season’s match which was a hard one as well. We try to prepare ourselves in the best way we can. Despite their last few results, you can still see they have some quality players who can change games. We have to make sure they don’t do that against us.
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