Manchester United’s quest for three consecutive Premier League wins was halted by a revitalised Everton side.
The Toffees came into the clash buoyant under Duncan Ferguson after beating Chelsea in his first game in temporary charge.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side huffed and puffed, but our inability to create clear goalscoring chances proved our undoing once again against teams that set up in a compact shape.
The 1-1 draw moved us closer to Chelsea, but it did feel like a missed opportunity after we failed to close the gap to 2 points with a win.
Here are the two players that impressed against the Merseyside club.
After thwarting Son Heung-min and Raheem Sterling, Wan-Bissaka added the in-form Richarlison to his ever-growing list of talented players that are ending up in his back pocket.
United’s full-back won 7/7 tackles against Everton, more than any other player on the pitch.
Most of those tackles were against the Brazilian in the penalty box, but Wan-Bissaka never panics, he believes in his timing and execution to win the ball cleanly.
It’s going to take a special performance from an attacking player to get the better of Wan-Bissaka, he looks unbeatable currently.
Hopefully United’s number 29 can add attacking qualities to his game, which could make him the best all round right-back in European football, as his crossing was still below par this afternoon.
On a day where United were celebrating 4,000 consecutive games with a homegrown player included in their matchday squad, it was the club’s talented prospect that bailed them out.
Fresh off the back of his brace against AZ Alkmaar, Greenwood entered the fray as a second half substitute in menacing form.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Jesse Lingard, Dan James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. The quartet weren’t given the space to roam on the counter like they were at the Etihad.
As soon as Greenwood was introduced, he was eager to get on the ball in dangerous areas and commit defenders.
It is becoming more and more evident why Solskjaer believes Greenwood is the deadliest finisher at the club.
In the Premier League and Europa League this season, in the 681 minutes the 18-year-old has played, he has been involved in 7 goals, which is an involvement every 97 minutes.
Greenwood will be hoping to impress again in midweek against Colchester and continue to build his case to start Premier League games.
- United fans hoping Diallo can do a Martial this weekend
- Scholes says United should sign Fofana – but deal would be very unlikely
- Anthony Martial needs to rediscover debut season form in key Manchester United clashes
- Marcus Rashford is outperforming Sadio Mane this season
- Predicted Manchester United XI v Liverpool