Three disappointing performers as Manchester United draw with Everton

Manchester United let a lead slip against Everton to draw the game 1-1.

It is yet another poor result for United, who lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at home last week.

United have now won just two of the last six matches in all competitions.

Here is a look at three under performers from the 1-1 draw…

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Everton’s goal was far too easy. The Brazilian was bundled off the ball twice in the lead up to the Toffees’ equaliser.

Fred’s lack of power was exposed in this sequence of play and it was not the first time this season.

While he showed some bite in midfield at other moments, he is too often a liability.

United need better in his position and his performance did nothing to dissuade the view that the midfielder is a squad player at best.

Luke Shaw

For a defender so accomplished, Luke Shaw’s role in Everton’s equaliser from schoolboy defending.

Shaw abandoned his man at the far post to go and ball chase and cover for Victor Lindelof when the Swede didn’t need him.

The left-back got nowhere near the ball and left Andros Townsend in space to pick his spot and score.

It was a bemusing piece of play from Shaw, showing a lack of discipline and defensive sense.

The defence

United’s entire defence must shoulder some blame for an appalling home record.

The club have now conceded a goal in the last nine consecutive home matches at Old Trafford.

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This is the worst record for 50 years. It’s an unacceptable run without a clean sheet which is showing no sign of improving.

United lack concentration at key moments and even with Harry Maguire missing, it is worth remembering the captain has played in several of those fixtures.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find a way to put this right, quickly.

The defence needs better protection from midfield, but considering the investment in the side, the outcome is not good enough.

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