Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League as they kicked off the New Year with a comfortable victory over Everton at Goodison Park. It was a Sloppy throw from Holgate and it’s Pogba who threads it through for Lingard.
United first goal was a well deserve after 84% possession this half!
Paul Pogba played the ball across the edge of the box to his global team-mate and Martial curled a super effort into the top corner. Jesse Lingard sealed the points with his 10th goal of the season when he collected the ball from 35 yards out, surged forward and curled the ball past a helpless Jordan Pickford. Two sublime strikes from United.
“I played on the left today and it kind of give me a licence to go inside and get on the ball and create”.
“We are United, if you draw it is a problem, we just want to win”.
Those changes sees Aaron Lennon, James McCarthy, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jonjoe Kenny, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jagielka drop out.
Man Utd team: De Gea, Lindelof, Rojo, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Mata, Pogba, Lingard, Martial. Subs: Blind N/A, Tuanzebe N/A, Rashford 5. He was often the magnet of the team – every time Everton ran out of ideas in attack, they returned a pass to Rooney in order to restart.
But they had to do it without Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marouane Fellaini, Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick while Ashley Young served the first game of his three-match ban. We had chances, we were aggressive but in a positive way, defensively we were very good.
The game got off to an extremely cagey start, with hardly a goalscoring chance carved out in a quiet first half.
Their impressive five-match unbeaten home streak in the league has come to an end following an ineffectual display at their home ground on Monday.
“I don’t dispute the result but what I do dispute is that Manchester United’s goals were that great, because of our deficiencies”, Allardyce said.
Although Everton – captained by United’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney on his return from a virus – caused the Red Devils a few problems in what was a fairly turgid first half, the visitor generally controlled things and regularly tried its luck from distance.