RYAN GIGGS slammed Manchester United for their lack of intensity in the defeat to Crystal Palace.
And the Red Devils legend reckons the Eagles could easily have scored more than three at Old Trafford.
Wilfried Zaha came back to haunt his old side as he scored a double to add to Andros Townsend’s opener at Old Trafford.
Donny van de Beek did score on his debut for the lethargic United but Palace deserved the points.
Giggs said: “We can talk about new players coming in, but there’s enough quality on that pitch to beat Crystal Palace.
“Just the intensity wasn’t there. Crystal Palace wanted it more, in the 50-50s, they just looked better for the whole 90 minutes.
“When United scored you thought they could go on and get another, but Palace could have scored more.
“With Zaha staying onside, a little more quality with the final pass, actually Palace could have gone and broke and scored more.
“Palace were the better team, they started better, but they haven’t had to do a lot for their goals, they haven’t had to do something special.
“They were soft goals which could have been prevented. Not enough intensity, not enough will to stop the cross.”
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Summer-signing Van de Beek described his side’s performance as “too slow” and “really bad” while Luke Shaw labelled United as “sluggish”.
The Red Devils have only brought in the £39million Ajax midfielder so far this summer, with just two weeks to go until deadline day.
Solskjaer refused to blame the Palace loss on the lack of incomings but Wales boss Giggs believes there needs to be more activity in the market.
He added: “The fans won’t be happy now because even before, if they’d got a positive result, they still want to see new faces through the door and also a few going out as well.”
It is a view echoed by left-back Shaw who pleaded with the board to spend some cash and bring in extra recruits.
He said: “We are a very good group, but personally I think we need more players to strengthen the squad.
“It can give us a boost. When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.”
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