Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v A Villa

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 1 - 2 Man Utd

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Moyes needs more

Jamie Redknapp says the win over Crystal Palace was big for Manchester United, but they are still unlikely to get into the top four.

Last Updated: 01/03/14 at 11:20 Post Comment

Rooney: celebrates scoring United's second

Rooney: celebrates scoring United's second

David Moyes' side warmed up for Tuesday's Champions League clash away at Olympiakos with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park through a Robin van Persie penalty and a fine strike by Wayne Rooney.

The victory sees them go within touching distance of fourth-placed Liverpool, but Sky Sports expert Redknapp says United's team is not as strong as their rivals at this moment and needs more time to gel.

"It's eight points and there's a long way to go. Liverpool have to go to Old Trafford as well," he told Saturday Night Football.

"Anything can happen, but I think with the way Liverpool are playing at the moment and their confidence, they do look like they are ahead of Manchester United at this stage in every department.

"I still feel there's a lot more to come from United and they are finding their way in terms of the relationship between Juan Mata, Rooney and Van Persie.

"I don't feel it worked perfect today, but there were signs. It was a big result for David Moyes."

Turned

The home side looked strong in the first half, but the game turned in the 62nd minute when Marouane Chamakh fouled Patrice Evra to concede a penalty.

Palace enjoyed more shots on target than the champions and Redknapp praised their approach to the game - but said United's confidence visibly grew when they got their noses in front.

"The first goal for Manchester United probably came after the best passage of play by Crystal Palace," he added.

"They had corners and balls in the box and it was one lack of concentration by Marouane Chamakh that cost them.

"David Moyes will be delighted. Tuesday is a big night at Olympiakos and it's game by game for Manchester United. They need a bit of confidence and that's exactly what this will do."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Manchester United's Radamel Falcao plays down talk of Juventus move

Radamel Falcao has played down talk of a summer move to Juventus and says he is fully focused on Manchester United.

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company