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The Red Devils Earn a Straight-forward Win Over the Toffees | Three Takeaways From the Man United vs Everton Game

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Man United beat Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday to remain in the sixth position on the Premier League table. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored the goals through penalties for Erik ten Hag’s men in the first half to grab a win.

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The Red Devils now have 47 points from 28 matches, which is still three less than the tally of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have 50 points from 26 matches. On the other hand, the Toffees are in the 16th position with 25 points from 28 matches. Let us take a look at the three takeaways from the Man United vs Everton game:

1. Alejandro Garnacho Made The Difference For Man United Against Everton

Alejandro Garnacho earned both the penalties for the home side in the first half. He started on the right flank, with Marcus Rashford on the left and Bruno Fernandes as the false nine, just as they did against Manchester City in their previous match.

However, the Argentinian did not remain static in his position for the most part. His mobility meant that he often ran across the width of the pitch to attack through the inside-left channel. He earned United’s first penalty that way. The youngster’s dribbling skills and speed made him a difficult proposition for the Everton defenders.

Alejandro Garnacho, Man United vs Everton
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Fernandes also made forays into the opposition box and often got into the end of crosses instead of delivering them. Kobbie Mainoo also made forward runs at times, while Casemiro mostly stayed inside his own half.

2. Everton’s Defending Was Poor

Everton have won only a solitary match in 2024 so far and the quality of their defending on Saturday showed exactly why it has been son. Their defenders struggled to contain Garnacho and tripped him at the edge of the box on a couple of occasions, when they could have done without doing so.

Their attackers hardly performed any better, and tried taking a lot of shots from outside the box. They played a lot of crosses from the flanks in the second half, but Casemiro, Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane dealt with them without much fuss. The Toffees have the threat of being relegated looming large on them.

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3. The Red Devils Have A Couple Of Easy Matches Ahead Of Them:

The Red Devils will face Sheffield United and Brentford in their next two matches, both of which should be pretty straightforward ones for them. They will try to earn all six points from those games to be in contention of earning a spot in the UEFA Champions League for the next season.

They will then take on Chelsea on April 5, which could prove to be a tricky fixture. However, Erik ten Hag will probably like to take one match at a time and not think far too much ahead. It remains to be seen how well they perform in their next few matches.

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Subhadeep Roy
Subhadeep Roy has been covering football for different websites for the last six years. He supports Manchester United and follows them quite closely.

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