Mourinho takes hilarious tumble as Man Utd win at Crystal Palace

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"Honestly, I know what you're writing as a outcome of yesterday", Mourinho told reporters at Selhurst Park, 24 hours after Conte's side came under fire for their defensive approach in a 1-0 defeat at runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Nemanja Matic was named as United's best performer on Monday night to give the Red Devils a cracker of a win at Selhurst Park. The Spaniard produced another incredible save - he makes them with the regularity that Lionel Messi scores great goals - this time from Benteke's point blank header.

When Townsend struck the opening goal it was the first time Palace had led United in the Premier League and the home fans could hardly believe their eyes when their Dutch global Van Aanholt beat De Gea at his near post with a rasping drive.

Chris Smalling says Manchester United's dramatic comeback at Crystal Palace was reminiscent of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

"It was a hard match for me because my team made so mistakes", he told Sky Sports.

Palace have failed to win any of their 18 Premier League meetings with Manchester United - a Premier League record for most games against an opponent without victory.

"I always believe we can win".

"We moved the ball quicker, [Marcus] Rashford on the left at least brought their right-back wide and gave more space in the middle".

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After hitting back from a goal down to beat Chelsea last weekend, Mourinho insisted this was another demonstration that United have the spirit and desire to overcome perilous predicaments.

"So it was a fantastic comeback to win the game but we made mistakes, particularly the disgraceful and childish second goal we conceded".

"No, I was not", Matic replied.

"It shows that no matter how bad we might be playing in that first half, that we can go after teams".

"It's a phenomenal goal and a goal [worth] two extra points".

"Not many, but he's scored a few goals - this season against Benfica [it was] half of the goal for him, half of the goal for the Benfica goalkeeper".

If there were any lingering doubts, this weekend should confirm it, with Chelsea's loss to their cross-city rivals, Manchester United's lead over fifth place in the Premier League has been extended to nine points.