Manchester United continued their impressive unbeaten home run with a 2-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford. The Red Devils showcased their dominance and strengthened their position in the top four, leaving Everton in a precarious position in the relegation zone.
United’s intense attacking display was evident from the start, as they managed a league-record 21 shots on goal in the first half alone. Scott McTominay broke the deadlock in the 36th minute, finishing off a fine piece of build-up play involving Jadon Sancho. Despite numerous chances, United only took a 1-0 lead into the break, thanks to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s heroics.
The Toffees showed improvement in the second half, applying pressure on the United goal, but ultimately failed to test David de Gea. As Everton pushed forward, United capitalized on the counterattack, with Anthony Martial doubling the lead after capitalizing on a Seamus Coleman error in the 70th minute.
However, United’s victory was marred by Marcus Rashford’s late injury, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming UEFA Europa League quarter-final match against Sevilla. Erik ten Hag will be pleased with his side’s 100% win record in Saturday midday kick-offs this season, while Everton’s Sean Dyche faces a battle to steer his side away from the relegation zone.
Manchester United’s Scott McTominay was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance.