Manchester United made a terrible start to Monday night’s clash in south east London after former Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend broke the deadlock when his strike deflected off Victor Lindelof.
Roy Hodgson’s men extended their lead at the start of the second half at Selhurst Park when ex-Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt finished past David De Gea just three minutes after the break.
Chris Smalling halved the deficit with a precise header with 35 minutes to go at Selhurst Park to offer Jose Mourinho’s men some hope of a comeback.
Romelu Lukaku continued his recent good form with a close-range finish after the Manchester United striker managed to squeeze a finish past Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Manchester United completed their impressive comeback in added time when Nemanja Matic hit an instinctive volley from outside the penalty area that beat Wayne Hennessey.
Former Red Devils defender Ferdinand lavished praise on Mourinho’s men for an entertaining performance in the English capital.
Ferdinand wrote on Twitter: “Wow! A stunning goal from Matic to win a belting game. Have to feel for Palace though.”
Manchester United will take on third-placed Liverpool FC at Old Trafford in their next Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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