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​Cabaye: Man Utd a shadow of their former selves

Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has called into question Manchester United's once unfailing ability to break teams down, following the Eagles' 0-0 draw with the Red Devils at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Louis van Gaal's men have looked nothing like the attack-minded United teams of old in recent times, having played out three scoreless draws in the past seven days.

Cabaye said the Place defence rarely felt threatened during Saturday's Premier League encounter.

"I remember I played against Manchester United for Newcastle they could score at every moment in a game," Cabaye said.

"Here they did not have the big chances to score. Wayne Rooney had a free-kick in the first half and that was about it.

"Yes, they are a big club and yes, they can keep the ball – passes, passes, passes – but if you work hard against them and stay in a good shape they can't do anything to pass through you or be adventurous."

Gerard Laws
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