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26.08.2019 Football News

BBC Pundit Lauds Jordan Ayew's Impressive Performance Against Manchester United

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
BBC Pundit Lauds Jordan Ayew's Impressive Performance Against Manchester United
LISTEN AUG 26, 2019

BBC pundit and former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy has heaped praises on Ghana forward, Jordan Ayew for his impressive performance against Manchester United.

The former Aston Villa and Olympique Marseille forward scored the first of Palace’s two goals as they won on the day to give themselves their first win at Old Trafford since 1989.

Murphy, who was doing his regular unditary job on BBC’s Match of the Day on Saturday stated that Ayew gave his very best performance for the South London-based club and he was blown away at how the Black Stars forward managed to lead the line and play the role of single to near perfection.

“To play the 4-5-1 formation, you need a striker to play well and Jordan Ayew came into the team and managed to get Christian Benteke, Max Meyer and Andros Townsend all out.

"Earlier in the programme, we said that Matteo Kovacic had his best game in a Chelsea shirt (when they beat Norwich 3-2 on Saturday). I think that Jordan Ayew probably had his best game in Crystal Palace shirt.

"He was strong, hungry, he kept the ball, he linked the play and he was there to get them up the pitch especially in the first half and he got his reward with the goal he scored. He was superb in that first half.

"He gave the rest of the team the platform on which to build their confidence and get the result at the end of the day.”

The player was pleased with his output for the team and said that he and his colleagues were willing to fight hard for the points.

He also appreciated the love showed by the team’s fans as they chanted his name all through the match.

“We are happy; I think we put in a good performance. And now we just need to enjoy the moment because it is not easy to come and win at Old Trafford.

"I’m a striker, so I’m happy to score; we are all together, me and Christian, it’s a good competition [between us].

"To come back and score a goal is a good thing for me, but like I said it was to do with teamwork. Got to congratulate the guys for the three points.

"It’s nice to hear [the fans sing my name during the game; I’ll keep working hard and hopefully it’s just the beginning to come from me.”

They play against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.