Mamadou Sakho has backed under-fire Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer to turn the club’s fortunes around.

The Dutchman has lost his three opening league games with the Eagles in the relegation zone.

De Boer could be sacked if Palace fail to beat Burnley on Sunday.

But Sakho, who re-joined the Eagles in a £26m deal from Liverpool on transfer deadline day after a successful loan spell last season, wants Selhurst Park chiefs to be patient with the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss.

The France defender said: “We have a really good manager with a lot of experience.

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“He has a new football mentality and we have a great squad so we just need to work hard, and I think that everything will be better soon.

“I am really excited about playing for the Palace fans again, but in football the past is the past and you need to think about today and tomorrow.

“Last year we did a good job and we need to prove that again and have a good objective. If we put all of our power together, we will have a great season.”