Manchester United suffered a heavy loss in Sunday’s opening fixture as they were mauled 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park.
Richarlison, Gilfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott were on the scoresheet as Marco Silva’s side added to Manchester United’s woes just days after they were dumped out of Europe by Barcelona.
Richarlison opened scoring in the 13th minute (two minutes after he was denied by De Gea.
Digne sent a long throw to United’s box, Carlvert-Lewin flicked the ball with his head to Richarlison, and the Brazilian sent it an acrobatic shot past david De Gea in goal to break the deadlock.
Everton doubled their lead 15 minutes later. Idrissa Gana Guay started off a counter attack before passing the ball to Sigurdsson– who took an audacious long range shot– beating De Gea for 2-0.
In the second half, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked to turn things around as he made two substitutions as the half was about to begin but things however turned from bad to worse as Everton made it 3-0 instead.
A poorly defended set peice landed on Digne who took a one time volley that went into the back of the net, leaving De Gea helpless and hoping on the assistant Ref to save him from the missery with an offside call.
One would assume Everton took things personal as it turned into a mauling just after the hour mark.
Gilfi Sigurdsson went from goalscorer to provider as he sent a perfect through ball to a racing Walcott who sped past Smalling and Lindelof before placing the ball into the back of the net.
4-0 it ended as United suffered a humiliating defeat, one which might end up being the reason they fail to qualify for Champions League next season.
Considering the fact that United’s next two games will be against Title chasers, City and fellow top 4 hustlers, Chelsea, they might just find themselves returning to Europa league football next season.
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