With the primary recreation week of the Premier League finished and dusted, managers now have time to reassess their squad and work out the place precisely they nonetheless have to strengthen.
Crystal Palace suffered an unlucky loss to Arsenal at Selhurst Park, and regardless of threatening within the second half, it was the 2 objectives they conceded which noticed them run out 2-0 losers.
Dougie Freedman has already introduced in a bunch of expertise this summer season, with Malcolm Ebiowei, Sam Johnstone, Chris Richards and Cheick Doucoure bettering each side of his squad.
One space which doesn’t now want bettering is right-back, though rumours linking the membership to a mortgage transfer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka persist.
The Manchester United defender left Selhurst Park in 2019 and has struggled as a consequence of his lack of offensive output.
From a enterprise perspective, bringing again a participant on a brief foundation after receiving £50m for his companies can be shrewd. Nonetheless, from a tactical perspective, it will be a mistake for Palace, who below Patrick Vieira have developed from the defensive soccer that helped the England man rise to prominence.
Creating simply one huge likelihood throughout this era outlines him as a really abject offensive full-back, and within the fashionable recreation, it has change into one thing of a prerequisite.
It could be a romantic determination to re-sign him, however a clueless footballing one. He has been labelled “terrible” for his performances on quite a few events, together with his defensive work supposedly his solely saving grace.
The £83k-per-week disappointment would provide nothing that Palace don’t have already got, and if he was to get a run within the aspect, it will have a detrimental impact on the best way they’d play.
Too usually for United he has discovered himself in respectable positions, however his ultimate ball has been aimless, outlined in his 23% correct crossing price.
He would blunt the sting of a vibrant Eagles assault, and Vieira should steer effectively away from the defender who they need to be glad is just not part of their membership.