“We don’t see Manchester United ahead of us anymore,” Explained Raymond. “We feel like we’re at the same level or above them now because we beat them consistently. There's no big club mentality anymore, we know that we’re just as good or better than them.
Indeed, Palace Under-21s are now unbeaten in five games against Man Utd since becoming a Premier League 2 side. Raymond scored in the 98th minute to get Palace’s 2023/24 campaign off to a winning start.