Manchester United suffer another defeat with a 4-0 loss to Everton

Manchester United suffer another defeat with a 4-0 loss to Everton
Manchester United suffer another defeat with a 4-0 loss to Everton

Manchester United have sustained their fifth straight away defeat, in all competitions, with a 4-0 Premier League hammering at the hands of a vibrant Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Manchesterfailed to have a shot on target until the 86th minute as they fell to theirsixth loss in eight games since their memorable victory at Paris St Germain inthe Champions League.

The euphoriafelt in Paris and at the start of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign already seems adistant memory after a United performance that lacked not only quality butaggression and fire.

"We justdidn't perform. That was not worthy of a Manchester United team," saidSolskjaer.

"We hold ourhands up and apologise to everyone associated with the club," added theNorwegian who went over to the travelling United support after the finalwhistle.

"Evertonwere better than us at all the basics. There are so many things that we need todo better to get a result. Talent has never been enough."

United mustnow somehow pick themselves up in time for the visit of Manchester City to OldTrafford for the derby on Wednesday.

For MarcoSilva's improving Everton, in seventh place, this was their third top-six scalpin as many home games following victories over Chelsea and Arsenal.

BrazilianRicharlison fired Everton ahead in the 13th minute with an acrobatic highvolley after Dominic Calvert-Lewin flicked on a long throw.

GylfiSigurdsson made it 2-0 with a low drive from over 25 yards out that Unitedkeeper David De Gea was slow to react to as the home side ran rampant.

Solskjaertook off the ineffective Fred for Scott McTominay at the break while AshleyYoung came on for the injured Phil Jones at the back but the change inpersonnel made no difference to the flow of the game.

Everton werefaster, sharper and more aggressive while United's midfield pair of NemanjaMatic and Paul Pogba were spectators for most of the game.

Lucas Dignethen blasted in the third in the 56th minute after De Gea punched out a cornerto the French full-back with United struggling to get even a foot in the game.

Icelandicplaymaker Sigurdsson then put substitute Theo Walcott through with a cleverpass through the legs of Victor Lindelof which the former Arsenal strikerconfidently converted.

"The firstgoal was the key," said Sigurdsson.

"After thatwe defended really well. It was important for us to get the next goal aftergoing 2-0 up. It gave us constant belief and we controlled the game after that."

United, eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona on Tuesday, remain in sixth, outside the four qualification spots for next season's campaign.

Statisticsshowed the Red Devils, who had not lost five straight away games since 1981,ran 8.03 km less than Everton.

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