Manchester United might have been only a pale shadow of their old selves in the past few seasons, but in the view of Roy Hodgson, Old Trafford is still as big a challenge for the visiting opponents as it was in the past and any point that the teams earn at Old Trafford, especially a team like Crystal Palace which do not boast of superstar names on paper, is a huge achievement.
According to Hodgson, if you talk about the no. of opportunities created in the game, Palace had a decent no. of opportunities because whenever they managed to get the possession and went on a counter-press, they pushed United deep and there were a couple of occasions where they even threatened a goal.
“When we defended well enough to win the ball back and break out, we broke out good. I thought we had quite a few opportunities where I’m sure Jose on the other bench would have been a bit worried. I’m very proud of the team’s performance.” Hodgson was quoted saying by Sky Sports.