Stop Martial and you stop Manchester United, says Pardew.
The Eagles boss says his side identified the teenager as the dangerman after stopping the Red Devils from scoring for a third consecutive match Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said stopping Anthony Martial was crucial as the Eagles held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
The Red Devils failed to score for a third successive match at Selhurst Park with Louis van Gaal admitting after the match his side “created nothing”.
Martial began the game out wide before switching to a more central role, to no avail, and Pardew says his side had targeted the teenager as United’s main threat.
“We didn’t give Martial an inch,” he told reporters after the game. “Not an inch.
“It was a big target for us to stop him and we felt that if we could stop him we could stop their creative angle