“Sorry, if there is anybody in this room and outside who sees something realistic, what is possible for this Everton, please come on…be realistic, a little bit realistic about Everton”.
“Not many teams will get those two big chances that we got in the game today”. That is what happened.
They kept United quiet for most of the game and created a fair few chances themselves with Rooney dragging a shot wide in the first half and then forcing David de Gea into a great save with his feet in the second. The new-look Manchester United look lethal in the last phase of their games.
After departing from his beloved club Manchester United, club icon Wayne Rooney returned to Old Trafford as an Everton man for their Premier League face off.
The day before he appears at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on a drink-driving charge, 31-year-old Rooney spearheaded Everton’s hopes of a point before tiring and being taken off late on.
The Belgium global then added one himself, before Anthony Martial won a penalty and converted from 12 yards out.
Mata concedes that there is plenty of cause for optimism at present, but the World Cup victor is also wary of getting swept up in the hype surrounding Jose Mourinho’s side so early in the season.
“I read the United programme and my colleague told me about Everton spending £140m and so they need to go for the top four”, said Koeman.
Despite Everton’s spirited performance, the result continued their disappointing sequence.
Chelsea was held to a 0-0 draw for the first time in nearly 20 months when Arsenal produced a disciplined display to frustrate the Premier League champions. Last season’s player of the year Ander Herrera made a comeback into the setup after Pogba’s injury and performed well for Mourinho.
“If we had pulled back to 1-1 it would have been a different game”, he said. Bale’s fine solo goal in the second half gave the Welshman a much-needed boost after he was criticized for not scoring in Madrid’s previous back-to-back draws in the league.