Manchester United put on a swaggering pageant as Anthony Martial seals comfortable Manchester United win over lethargic Everton. Erik ten Hag’s team has reached a new gear in the season’s critical phase, reducing Everton to patsies today and earning more than a one-goal advantage at the break. Scott McTominay drifted into the type of schemer’s area behind lines. It is purportedly beyond the capabilities of a functional midfielder. But no. The Ten Hag way is to see promise everywhere, unmined gold from all of his charges’ boots.
Because of the narrowness of the deficit, Sean Dyche’s side still had a chance at this point. They flashed periodically, such as when James Tarkowski rose in United’s area to head a free kick, but this went as wrong as any scheme the manager devised for his club. Antony, who had scampered clear on the right before the break, was taken off for Anthony Martial.
Anthony Martial seals comfortable Manchester United win over lethargic Everton
Everton forced a corner after shots from Ellis Simms and Alex Iwobi. This fell to James Garner, who used to play for Manchester United, and his effort resulted in a second dead ball.
It was defended, and the Reds launched another raid, this time led by Rashford and the superb Marcel Sabitzer (another beneficiary of Ten Hag’s coaching acumen). The chip was headed by Bruno Fernandes, who saw Jordan Pickford add to his impressive save total. The following corner saw Aaron Wan-Bissaka change his foot to blaze at Everton’s No. 1. He once again denied United. Pickford could do nothing about United’s second goal, which was caused by Séamus Coleman.
Maguire rolled a pass left to Lisandro Martnez, who blasted a 70-yard pass towards Rashford from the defence. Coleman, however, allowed the ball to go under his feet; the No 10 gathered and squared to Martial. He scored after regaining his composure. He was the one who set up McTominay’s first league goal of the season.
United used lovely patterns throughout the show, including in the opening. When Rashford attempted and failed to pull the trigger, a crowd gathered outside Everton’s area on the left side. From then, brilliant passes in tight spaces were used, and when Sancho threaded a pass to McTominay, he rifled the ball into Pickford’s net from an awkward angle.