Pre match analysis– United looked to prove why they are contenders. United had failed to let in a goal in their first two outings at home in the premier league this season. They would be looking to replicate that defensive effort against an ambitious Everton side, who had spent a substantial amount of money in the transfer window.
The match against Everton saw Fellaini replace Pogba. Rooney, Keane and Schneiderlin play against their old club, which was the Red Devils. Whilst, Lukaku played against his old team in Everton.
A superb cross by Matic was followed up by an exquisite finish by attacking wing back and captain Antonio Valencia!
For the first few minutes of the contest, Everton weren’t at the races.
United controlled the possession.
Sigurdsson tackled Valencia in the defence. This was symptomatic of the defensive mindset of Everton. This was caused from the Red Devils having two attacking wing backs, in Young and Valencia.
Rooney then coughed up the ball in the middle of the park.
Sigurdsson crossed accurately, only for no one to profit from it.
Young intercepted a pass from dangerman Sigurdsson.
Rooney shot wide.
Young got the ball in the final third only to be thwarted by Everton. Still good signs for united with both wingbacks getting forward.
Rooney collected ball, this time in the defensive half!
Young with yet another foray forward, with a cross in the final third only be stopped by Everton defence.
Half Time Analysis– Game was dominated by United. Great coaching mastery from the ‘special one.’ Only thing missing was more end product from the Red Devils.
Rooney missed a golden opportunity, expertly saved by de Gea.
De Gea saved a shot from Sigurdsson.
Mata took a free kick on the edge of the box, with a sublime shot that hit the post!
Rooney hacked the ball out of defence. Indicative of the manner in which the game was going for Everton.
Lukaku with a fantastic assist, finished off by Mikhitaryan. Second goal for the Red Devils!
Goal number three for the Red Devils! Thanks to an intelligent assist by substitute Lingard who headed the ball onto Lukaku who did the rest.
de Gea with a third save of the half, this time off a Sandro shot.
Sigurdsson with a terrific cross, only for United to turn the ball over. Lingard passed the ball onto Martial, who controlled the ball, only for it to be handled by former United player Schneiderlin. A penalty to United!
Martial took the penalty and scored number four for United!
Full Time Analysis– Game reminiscent of the games coached by Sir Alex Ferguson; de Gea had three interventions in the second half and United scored their three goals in the final part of the half. United didn’t play to their optimum in the second half, but they had three clinical finishes.