Manchester United 2-1 Everton PLAYER RATINGS: Anthony Martial gives Seamus Coleman a torrid time
- Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
- Paul Pogba opened the scoring with a rebound from his own saved penalty
- The penalty had been won by Anthony Martial who scored United’s second goal
- Everton got one back from a Gylfi Sigurdsson pen, conceded by Chris Smalling
Anthony Martial scored his fourth goal in three Premier League games as Manchester United scraped a 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday.
The flying Frenchman gave Toffees right back Seamus Coleman a torrid time and won an early penalty when he was fouled by Idrissa Gueye. Paul Pogba converted the spot-kick but only after his initial effort was parried by Jordan Pickford.
Pogba set up Martial to make it 2-0 before the interval. But Everton hit back in the second half when Gylfi Sigurdsson hammered home a penalty which had been conceded by Chris Smalling after Pogba gave away possession cheaply.
Sportsmail’s JACK GAUGHAN was at Old Trafford to run his rule over the players involved.
Anthony Martial was the star man as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford
Manchester United (4-3-3)
David De Gea – 6.5
No major saves to complete but De Gea did what he must with minimal fuss. No chance with the penalty.
Ashley Young – 7
Full-blooded performance at right back, crashing into challenges and defending solidly.
Chris Smalling – 6.5
Looked to have marked his 300th appearance with another very strong display until giving away a penalty late on.
Victor Lindelof – 6.5
The Swede is improving and appears calmer than he has done previously, standing up to physicality with more vigour.
Luke Shaw – 6.5
On the front foot throughout and has definitely lost the hesitancy that plagued his game last year.
Nemanja Matic – 6.5
Unusually lacking in assurance and was caught in possession a few times. Positionally sound, however.
Nemanja Matic (right) lost the ball too many times but he positioned himself well all afternoon
Fred – 7
Back after four games on the bench and provided some added energy to the midfield three.
Paul Pogba – 6.5
Gave United impetus when they needed it but gifted needless possession away in the build-up to Everton’s penalty.
Juan Mata – 6.5
Neat from the right and dropped into midfield to help when required. Barely wasted a pass.
Marcus Rashford – 6
Desperately needs a goal after just one in nine. Rashford’s fibres twitched on the last man though, which should encourage.
Anthony Martial – 8
Pace and guile frightened Seamus Coleman. Won the first-half penalty and his curling effort was truly stunning.
Seamus Coleman (right) watched on as Martial curled a fine shot into the back of Everton’s net
Romelu Lukaku (for Rashford, 65) – 6
Ander Herrera (for Mata, 85) – n/a
Jesse Lingard (for Fred, 90) – n/a
Manager: Jose Mourinho – 7
Had his players fired up from the start for a game they had to win.
United boss Jose Mourinho had his players fired up for Sunday’s must-win clash with Everton
Jordan Pickford – 7.5
Superb game. Exceptionally unlucky to concede the first after saving Pogba’s penalty and made a succession of top stops.
Seamus Coleman – 5
Endured a torrid time up against a resurgent Martial and was done on the outside countless times.
Michael Keane – 6.5
Looks like his old self. Playing with more gumption under Marco Silva and has re-found his fearlessness.
Kurt Zouma – 6.5
Dealt with Rashford fairly well and can’t really be faulted alongside Keane in their sixth consecutive game together.
Lucas Digne – 5.5
Silva might wanted Digne to have forced Mata back more. Did not really venture forward too often.
Former Barcelona defender Lucas Digne (right) did not venture forward too often for Everton
Idrissa Gueye – 6
Got studs to the ball as he felled Martial in the box but should not be hanging his leg out.
Andre Gomes – 7
Very tidy use of the ball in midfield and recycles possession incisively, growing more influential as the game wore on.
Theo Walcott – 6
Took up some dangerous positions off the right but his final ball was lacking when afforded space.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 7
Some very threatening moments, albeit fleeting, and is a force of nature when driving with the ball.
Everton No 10 Gylfi Sigurdsson made no mistake from the penalty spot as he hammered home
Bernard – 5
Will have better days. Big miss just after United’s second, rounding De Gea but only finding the side-netting.
Richarlison – 7
Clearly not a central striker but tried his hardest to occupy United’s centre halves and showed some nice touches.
Ademola Lookman (for Bernard, 62) – 6.5
Cenk Tosun (for Gueye, 78) – n/a
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Walcott, 78) – n/a
Manager: Marco Silva – 6
Will look back on some first-half chances and wonder if they should have left with a result.
Ref: Jonathan Moss – 6
Couldn’t really win with United’s penalty, such were the divided opinions. Managed the game well.
Experienced referee Jonathan Moss manged the game well despite a debable penalty decision
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