Yohan Cabaye runs rule over ‘unadventurous’ Man United
Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye appears to blast boring Manchester United
Yohan Cabaye says Manchester United can’t do anything adventurous after their stalemate with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal’s side had two shots on target as the Red Devils failed to win for their fourth consecutive game in all competitions.
Palace midfielder Cabaye has also faced Sir Alex Ferguson’s side as a Newcastle United player before he joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.
And the France international, who joined Palace in the summer transfer window, believes United were a much more exciting side under Ferguson.
“I remember I played against Man United for Newcastle they could score at every moment in a game,” Cabaye is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
“Here they did not have the big chances to score. Wayne Rooney had a free-kick in the first half and that was about it.
“Yes, they are a big club and yes, they can keep the ball – passes, passes, passes – but if you work hard against them and stay in a good shape they can’t do anything to pass through you or be adventurous.”
The Red Devils are in fourth place in the Premier League table but just four points behind leaders Manchester City.
United have drawn with CSKA Moscow, Manchester City and Palace in three of their last four games.
The 20-time English champions also crashed out of the League Cup following a penalty shootout defeat by Middlesbrough.
The Red Devils face CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday night.