Solskjaer: Man United 'were set up to fail' by fixture list


Fernandes was the standout player for the 20-times champions, thriving in a creative midfield role in the absence of the benched Paul Pogba. In the dying minutes of the game, United got a counter-attack.

"Unfortunately, it is not a good period, we had three defeats and a lot of problems [with injuries and suspension]", said Ancelotti. "From what I've seen from the boys, they've been very focused since we've come back, ready to give a response". We have been to Turkey, played loads of games this season already, we got back Thursday morning and we are playing Saturday lunchtime, it's an absolute shambles. They would have their lowest points tally after seven matches since 1989/90 if they fail to win. We've lost Luke Shaw because of that.

We also saw a somewhat shocking result at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace ran out 4-1 winners over Leeds United, and while that isn't necessarily a sign that the Yorkshire club are in trouble, it does showcase the struggles they could have if they continue to push forward as strongly as they have been thus far.

The German manager was poached by RB Leipzig in 2019 on a four-year deal and took them to the Champions League semi-finals last season, beating Tottenham and Atletico Madrid before falling to Paris Saint-Germain.

While United have yet to win at home in the league - the main reason it came into the game in 15th place - they have now won all three of their away games.

For Chris Wilder's Sheffield United, the result is more concerning as it leaves them bottom of the table with just one point from eight games played, though they have played Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and now Chelsea in four of their last five fixtures with a schedule which has done them no favours in the opening two months of the campaign.

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Lampard's side, now unbeaten in six Premier League matches, went behind early at Stamford Bridge when David McGoldrick's neat flick put Sheffield United in front.

Tammy Abraham equalised in the 23rd by sweeping home a cut-back from Mateo Kovacic, before Ben Chilwell met a deep, inswinging free kick from Hakim Ziyech with a close-range finish at the back post in the 34th.

Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva bagged his first Chelsea goal to put the Blues 3-1 up before Timo Werner blasted past Aaron Ramsdale to put the home side in total control.

"What we did wrong was the second part of the first half".

Palace enjoyed a thumping win at Selhurst Park, taking the lead against Leeds through Scott Dann after 12 minutes.

"We can start again after the (international) break, we are really bad at the moment but we started well".