Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory over Everton with goals from Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial, moving them up to third place in the Premier League. They are now in contention for a top-four finish, with 56 points from 29 games, three points ahead of Newcastle United who have a game in hand, and six points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. Everton’s defeat leaves them in 16th place, with 27 points and level on goal difference with Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth, who are currently in the relegation zone. The win was crucial for United’s ambitions to qualify for European football next season.
Harry Maguire, the captain of Manchester United, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance after the 2-0 victory over Everton. Speaking to BT Sport, he said that the team played great football and should have scored more goals in the first half. Maguire praised the team’s aggressiveness, saying that they created multiple chances throughout the game and that nobody would have argued if they had scored three, four or five goals. United dominated the match, keeping Everton on the back foot for most of the game and putting their goalkeeper Jordan Pickford under pressure from the outset.
In the 12th minute, Manchester United came close to scoring when Antony’s shot hit the post and rebounded to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who failed to convert an easy tap-in, missing the far post. Everton had their best chance of the game in the 20th minute when Ellis Simms’ shot beat David De Gea, but the ball rolled just wide of the net, leaving manager Sean Dyche disappointed as he buried his head in his hands. Despite the missed opportunity, United continued to dominate the game, creating multiple chances and putting Everton under constant pressure.
Manchester United finally broke through in the 36th minute when Jadon Sancho passed the ball through to Scott McTominay, who charged forward and scored from close range. United continued to dominate the game, and in the 67th minute, Bruno Fernandes came close to doubling their lead, but Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford leaped to tip the ball over the crossbar. Marcus Rashford, who had several opportunities to score in his 350th appearance for United in all competitions, assisted Anthony Martial’s goal in the 71st minute with a cross that found the second-half substitute unmarked in the box, allowing him to score easily. The goal sealed United’s 2-0 victory over Everton.
Despite missing Casemiro, who was serving a four-game ban, Manchester United secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton. Christian Eriksen made his return from an ankle injury, coming on as a substitute in the 77th minute for his first appearance since January 28th. Everton have struggled on the road this season, winning only once away from home in early October against Southampton. However, they have shown improvement in recent weeks, including a draw with Tottenham Hotspur at home on Monday. Under manager Sean Dyche, Everton have lost only four of their last ten games, which included a victory over league leaders Arsenal. Later on Saturday, Newcastle will face Brentford, while Tottenham will host Brighton, who are currently in sixth place.