Pardew accuses Man Utd of targeting Palace star Cabaye

Date published: Saturday 31st October 2015 7:21

Yohan Cabaye: Midfielder unfairly targeted according to Pardew

Yohan Cabaye: Midfielder unfairly targeted according to Pardew

Alan Pardew accuses Manchester United of targeting Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye in the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

Palace were arguably the closest of the two sides to snatching a victory, with United goalkeeper David de Gea forced into a string of impressive saves.

Pardew, in criticising their willingness to “target” Yohan Cabaye, also appeared to acknowledge that the modern United have a far more negative approach than that which has previously brought them such success.

“[There were] eight fouls on him today, three or four tasty,” he said. “[He was] a target for United, they tried to slow him down

“Our senior players should have pointed that out [to the referee, Mike Jones]. He still had a very influential performance.

“[United’s style] is different, patient, but when they dominate possession they are looking for that moment, incision. That incision is what they lacked today.”

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