Manchester United 4, Everton 0

Nemanja Matic plays for Manchester United versus Sampdoria in pre season
GETTY Manchester United paid around £40m to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in July
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19 September, 2017

Romelu Lukaku was on target against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford this afternoon to move level on points at the top of the table.

Antonio Valencia smashed a half-volley past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards to present the hosts an early lead in just the fourth minute of the game.

"The performance was very good, especially in the first 30-35 minutes, it was probably the best performance of the season", said the Portuguese. The Toffees were a much better side in the second-half and had more possession overall, but late defensive errors cost them a chance of any points.

Everton outscored a United that were all too obstructed in attack last season, only for Jose Mourinho's team to suddenly become so fluent just as Ronald Koeman's become so painfully slow.

Juan Mata has warned that Manchester United "haven't won anything yet" as excitement continues to build around Old Trafford.

"Those were massive bonuses and before the game he surely he would have told his players we can't afford to slip up today because we have an opportunity to open a little bit of a gap with the so called title contenders".

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Everton were still in the game at 1-0, but United finally put the result beyond doubt with six minutes of normal time remaining when Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled their advantage following a mistake from Ashley Williams. "Not at all. It's a muscular injury in the hamstring, but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days, so it's completely nonsense information".

Meanwhile, Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw for the first time in nearly 20 months on Sunday when Arsenal produced the type of disciplined display lacking during recent setbacks to frustrate the Premier League champions.

"We don't look at our opponents, we stay focused on us".

Mourinho said: "He knows that from me there is no pressure for goal scoring, my pressure is for the tactical plan, for the organisation of the team, and he knew that I was totally happy with him so no reason to lose any confidence".

Lukaku has scored seven goals in his first seven appearances for United since joining from Everton in the summer for an initial £75m.


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