Crystal Palace fans are missing Mamadou Sakho after defeat to Manchester United

Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to discuss just how big a miss Mamadou Sakho was as they watched their side slip to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday evening.

The Eagles were embarking on just their first Premier League fixture of the season without the imperious France international, who, alongside James Tomkins, had been a key component of what is statistically the fifth best defence in the top-flight this term.

Sakho looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury against Leicester, and his absence was evident for all to see as his replacement, Martin Kelly, failed to replicate the 29-year-old’s huge impact.

The former Paris Saint-Germain captain is the only left footed centre-back at the club, providing irreplaceable balance to the defence, which the Red Devils took full advantage of as they scored three goals that all could’ve been avoided from the Eagles’ perspective.

Let’s take a look at what the Palace fans on Twitter are saying about Sakho’s absence…