Manchester United continue torrid run of form with heavy defeat at Everton


Everton dished out a humiliating defeat on Manchester United at Goodison Park.

Fans had been concerned about the form of the Red Devils ever since their comeback against Paris Saint-Germain but a thrashing on Merseyside marks a new low in their season.

Richarlison opened the scoring during the early exchanges, firing an acrobatic shot into the roof of the net, before Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled the advantage before half-time.

The former Tottenham midfielder fired home from 30 yards but it was another mistake in a long line of clangers for David de Gea this season.

United's number one was at fault for Lionel Messi's second goal at the Nou Camp in mid-week and will be disappointed to have conceded such a soft goal once again.

Man Utd embarrassed on Merseyside

And whatever Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his team at half-time, it did little to inspire any improvements and Everton played by far the better football throughout.

Lucas Digne scored the latest in a long line of impressive goals this season and Theo Walcott eventually hammered the final nail in United's coffin with a fourth for Everton.

Nemanja Matic looked incredibly poor on his return, the Red Devils failed to muster a single shot on target and missed a massive opportunity in the race for the top four.

How do Man Utd respond?

The result will raise serious questions about the Solskjaer regime, which has now witnessed six defeats in the last eight games - a stark contrast to their positive start.

It's abundantly clear that the honeymoon period of his reign has come to a close and their recent form has been more reminiscent of Jose Mourinho's management.

What's perhaps more concerning is that certain elements have actually been worse, with the defeat at Everton confining United to their worst away run since 1981.

Further to that, the Red Devils have now conceded 48 Premier League goals this season - their worst defensive record since they've played in the competition.


Such alarming form will be a serious test of Solskjaer's credentials as United manager and will apply pressure on Ed Woodward's transfer plans for the summer.

Where United go from here is certainly unclear but something has to chance.

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