Ronald Koeman was unimpressed by Jose Mourinho’s pre-match comments about Everton’s expenditure and expectations, so too Manchester United’s performance despite their comprehensive win on Sunday.
Antonio Valencia got the hosts off to a breathtaking start as United’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney made his first return to Old Trafford – the day before appearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on a drink driving charge.
The 31-year-old spearheaded Everton’s hopes of a point before tiring and being taken off late on – a change followed by a dramatic collapse as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 win for the hosts.
The scoreline may have been harsh but Koeman’s men have now not won in six matches in all competitions, losing their last four without scoring and conceding 12 goals in the process.
“I felt, really, on the touchline, there is something possible this afternoon because I wasn’t so impressed by United,” the Everton boss, our early loser, said.
“That is maybe strange after a 4-0 defeat but, yes, they were really clinical and we didn’t deserve this high defeat. Okay, that’s football.”
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