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Jamie Carragher says two ‘brilliant’ Crystal Palace stars ‘would walk’ into Man Utd’s team

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that Crystal Palace duo Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise would walk into the Manchester United team.

The Red Devils suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss at Palace last night. They were second-best for most of the game and the margin of defeat could have been greater.

Olise was the standout player for the hosts with a goal in either half. He had 62 touches with a passing accuracy of 97 percent and was adjudged the man of the match.

Eze did not make a goal contribution for the Eagles, but he was equally impressive with seven dribbles completed and 10 duels won. He created two chances in the game.

Speaking after United’s defeat, Carragher praised Eze and Olise.

He told Sky Sports: “In Eze and Olise, Crystal Palace have got two players that would walk into Manchester United’s team.

“Under Oliver Glasner, they have been brilliant. Manchester United never looked like scoring.”

United should move for Olise this summer

The Red Devils had a tough outing at Selhurst Park in the absence of Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese playmaker was ruled out due to an injury.


Alejandro Garnacho and Antony barely made an impression from the wide attacking positions last night, but the former has been impressive for most of the season.

United’s main concern has been the lack of creativity from the right wing. Garnacho has impressed on occasions when he has played there, but the club need consistency.

Olise could be the solution. The Frenchman has had an injury-plagued campaign, but he has still excelled with nine goals and four assists from just 1,099 minutes of first-team football.

He has picked up multiple hamstring injuries this season but stood out for Palace last night. The right winger could be the subject of multiple transfer bids this summer.

The 22-year-old has a £60 million release clause in his contract. United may have to be proactive in the pursuit with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain also scouting him.

Stats from Sofascore.com & Transfermarkt.com.

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