David Moyes was facing Everton for the first time since leaving the club in the summer and the pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in the summer whilst Everton were looking for their first win at Old Trafford since 1992.
Everton started brightly and Kevin Mirallas forced David de Gea into turning over a rising shot early into the game.
Manchester United started hesitantly but worked their way into the game with Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa denied by good blocks from Tim Howard.
United continued to crank up the pressure with Ryan Giggs heading just wide from a Rafael cross and Rooney’s shot hit the post after taking a deflection off of Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin. Everton had chances too - as Romelu Lukaku being denied by De Gea.
With the scores still level at the hour mark, Moyes brought on Nani and Adnan Januzaj for Rafael and Kagawa in an attempt to break the deadlock.
Gerard Deulofeu wasted a brilliant chance for Everton just moments after coming on for Ross Barkley but the best chance wasted was when Howard saved brilliantly from a shot by Patrice Evra and Danny Welbeck headed the rebound onto the bar.
Mirallas was denied by the woodwork from a free-kick and the deadlock clearly frustrated Rooney who lashed out on Jagielka and misses the next game due to him picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.
The stalemate was finally broken when Bryan Oviedo converted from a Lukaku cross to do what Moyes could never do whilst at Everton - by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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