"I think that's the best opportunity I've had to beat United to be honest with the run they were on," said the Palace boss, who is now without a win in five.
"I said if we could get in front the crowd would be very restless and we had the best chance of the game with Fraizer Campbell.
"The biggest disappointment was that we didn't create more from what we had.
"We had so many opportunities to pass the ball in good areas, without any pressure on us from the Manchester United players."
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