Cabaye, who joined Palace from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window, played against the Red Devils as a Newcastle United player in the Premier League.
The France international has outlined the difference he has noticed in the Red Devils’ game under manager Louis van Gaal.
“Here they did not have the big chances to score. Wayne Rooney had a free kick in the first half and that was about it.
“Yes, they are a big club and yes, they can keep the ball – passes, passes, passes – but if you work hard against them and stay in a good shape they can’t do anything to pass through you or be adventurous.”
Cabaye made the comments following Palace’s goalless draw with United at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.
Over the course of the 90 minutes, the Eagles had 45% of the possession, took 10 shots of which five were on target, and earned seven corners.
Visiting United had 55% of the possession, took just five shots of which only one was on target, and earned three corners.
Palace are 10th in the Premier League table at the moment, while United are currently fourth in the standings.