Manchester United were thrashed by Everton on their return to Premier League action at Goodison Park.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side were left humiliated after four goals without reply saw them humbled on Sunday afternoon. Everton started the game on the front foot and struck early on when Richarlison struck from close range.
Gylfi Sigurdsson then doubled the lead before half-time when he finished off a counter-attack with a great effort from distance. United looked for a change at the break but soon fell three down when Lucas Digne smashed a great volley in from outside of the box.
United were shell-shocked and although they pushed for a way back into the match they would concede a fourth when substitute Theo Walcott finished coolly on the break to emphatically seal the three points for his side.
Young reveals what went wrong vs Everton
Ashley Young says Manchester United were second best from the first whistle in their humiliating defeat to Everton in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side were left feeling humiliated at Goodison Park after goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott emphatically sealed three points for the home side.
United looked well off the pace from the very start of the game, and were left to pay the price for their overall lacklustre team performance.
Speaking after the game Young admitted his side ‘weren’t right’, but insisted that he and his teammates could show their true character against Man City on Wednesday night.
“From the first whistle we weren’t good enough,” Young told Sky Sports. “We just weren’t right and obviously playing an Everton team full of confidence.
“I don’t think that was a Manchester United performance.
Solskjaer reacts to running stat vs Everton
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s fitness is ‘nowhere near good enough’ after they were embarrassingly outrun by Everton.
Everton ran eight kilometres more than United during their 4-0 thumping at Goodison Park, where United suffered a sixth defeat from their last eight and set an unwanted club record for most goals conceded in a Premier League season.
Fitness was maybe not as much of an issue at Goodison Park as commitment, though. Solskjaer questioned certain United players’ loyalty to the club amid their worst run of form since May 1989 and felt not enough were prepared to put their bodies on the line.
“That’s one of the things I’ve said here,” Solskjaer said in response to the running stats. “That’s the basics and basic ingredients in a team performance is running, desire, fitness.