MAN UNITED 4 – 0 EVERTON: 3 Important Talking Points From The Match
Manchester United has ended their pre-season campaign in style after trashing Merseyside team, Everton. The match which was made lively with the presence of fans saw the Red Devils run riot by scoring 4 goals. Ole Gunner Solksjaer’s team was very efficient in the first half by scoring 3 goals before an hour elapsed.
Goals from Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, and Diogo Dalot put the game away from the Evertonians. Some important takeaways from the match are explained below.
Van De Beek Display’s Quality
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The Dutchman has come under fire recently for not making use of starting opportunities given to him by the boss. The player who wears the number 34 jersey was thought to be the long-term replacement for French player Paul Pogba.
His passing accuracy and excellent vision in today’s match have proven that he could be the player United fans want him to be. Whether he can carry over that form into the start of the Premier League is the question on everyone’s mind, but It is quite obvious from his performance today that world-class abilities are in his arsenal and maybe we will get to see more development from him.
Bruno Loves to Punish Merseyside teams
Portuguese midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes has made it a habit of scoring wonder goals against Merseyside teams. From his screamer against Everton in the league last season to his freekick against Liverpool in the FA Cup, to now scoring another long-range freekick in this game against Everton. He has proven that he can let off from deep on a good day and that is an ability rival Premier League teams should be scared of.
The midfielder who occupies the number 10 role in Manchester United’s squad has been very vital to the team’s success last season finishing as the team’s highest goal scorer and top assister. A replication of his last season form will be very important to the team this season if they hope to win trophies.
United still playing without key players
This match proves that without the complete starting lineup of the Red Devils they still boast enough talent to trouble Premier League teams. The team which was missing key players like Marcus Rashford, Edison Cavani, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Ivorian defender Eric Bailly were able to put on a wonderful display against EPL regulars Everton.
This goes to show the current squad depth available in the squad and the amount of rotation possible with the team. All bodes well for United at the moment, it remains to be seen whether this form can be replicated during the season or if this performance is a “one-off”.