Marcus Rashford Hails Incredible Manchester United Comeback in Typically Likeable Way

Nemanja Matic scored a stunning victor in added time as they fought back from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park and climbed to second place in the Premier League on Monday.

The Reds trailed 2-0 in the 48th minute to goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt before an improved second-half display saw Jose Mourinho's men turn things around.

"The standard of goalkeeper he is, he would have been massively disappointed if that had gone in", said Neville of de Gea's reflex save to deny Christian Benteke.

Mourinho's side fought back from two goals down at Selhurst Park to snatch the points thanks to Nemanja Matic's blistering long-range strike in stoppage-time. Yuvraj - who is known for his affection for Manchester United - couldn't control his excitement and took to Twitter to laud the effort of his favourite team.

United's late clincher came from Matic as he struck home a half volley from around 25 yards out.

After the break, Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, brought on Marcus Rashford for Scott McTominay as his side pushed for an equaliser. "Even a point would have been good for us after being 2-0 behind".

They hit back just two minutes later as Smalling picked out the bottom-right corner of the net with a header across Hennessey from Antonio Valencia's clipped cross to the back post.

Marcus Rashford Hails Incredible Manchester United Comeback in Typically Likeable Way

Alexis Sanchez's shot deflected off James Tomkins and ran to Lukaku, who worked himself into position to fire low past Hennessey for the equaliser.

"I think Palace deserve congratulations, because a match like this is only possible with two teams".

Take a bow Nemanja Matic...


Manchester United recorded an emphatic win that cements their place in the top four against Chelsea last weekend, while Crystal Palace are struggling enormously for a win down in the relegation zone. Jurgen Klopp's team have won praise for their attacking football; Mourinho's United don't score as many or concede as many.

It's easy to be revisionist when it comes to the Premier League.

- Romelu Lukaku's equaliser was his 99th goal in the Premier League, and the first time he's scored in back-to-back league games since December.

  • Julie Sanders