Manchester United put on a dominant display at Old Trafford as they secured a comfortable 2-0 victory against Everton. The win takes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to third place in the Premier League, momentarily, while Everton remain embroiled in the relegation battle. Here is a breakdown of the key talking points from the game.
United’s Home Record Continues to Impress
United has won an impressive 21 of their 24 home games this season, losing only once. The Theatre of Dreams has regained its aura, and it is clear that teams fear traveling to Old Trafford once again. Against Everton, the Red Devils were rampant, and it was only Jordan Pickford’s heroics that kept the scoreline down. United’s home form will be key in their push for a top-four finish.
McTominay and Martial Get on the Scoresheet
Scott McTominay’s first-half strike and Anthony Martial’s second-half goal were enough to seal the victory for United. The front four were relentless, and Everton simply could not cope with their movement. Marcus Rashford, who set up Martial’s goal, was forced off with an injury and will be a concern for United. However, with Martial now back from injury, he can step in for Rashford if needed.
Rotation Policy Pays Off for United
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made several changes to the starting lineup, bringing in Malacia, Maguire, and Wan-Bissaka. The move paid off as the squad’s intensity levels increased, just like they did in the second half against Brentford midweek. United’s display proved that their squad is deep enough to rotate and maintain their levels. The Red Devils will look to continue to rotate to seal a top-four finish and push to win the FA Cup and Europa League.
Manchester United vs. Everton Player Ratings
Bruno Fernandes was the star man for United, with his incredible vision and pinpoint passes. Jordan Pickford stood out for Everton, making several stunning saves to deny Antony and Rashford. However, he had very little protection ahead of him.
Manchester United will face Sevilla on April 13 in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal before heading to Nottingham Forest on April 16 in the Premier League. Everton will host Fulham on April 15. United will hope to maintain their momentum and secure a top-four finish, while Everton will look to climb out of the relegation battle.