Man of the Match: Manchester United vs Everton (Premier League)

So, so frustrating. To lose points in this way. Only Tottenham and Manchester City had conceded fewer goals on the road than Everton’s ten goals this season, yet United were already two up by half-time. Everton were looking to win five consecutive away league games for the first time since April 1970. This three-all draw brings to mind the 4 – 4 draw against Everton in 2012. United were 3 – 1 up and then 4 – 2 up, even hitting the upright. The home fans were going through their victory songs. Sir Alex Ferguson was waving at the Stretford End and United were in position to be crowned at the home of Manchester City. Then Everton had hit back, only two minutes separating the goals from Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar that turned United’s winning position. “A throw‑away, an absolute giveaway,” Ferguson had claimed afterwards. It opened the door for City to win the League after several years and the rest is history. With United having now won just one game in the last four, we are hardly title contenders, as Ole’ has pointed out.

My Man of the Match is Mason Greenwood. Although he was unfortunate not to get on the score sheet, he gave an excellent and aggressive performance on the right flank with some lovely dribbling on plenty of occasions. He caused Everton loads of problems particularly Lucas Digne. He played intelligently and even pitched in defensively.

It’s the FA Cup at Old Trafford next versus the Hammers on Tuesday, before United travel to West Brom on Sunday for the next Premier League game.

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