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Bruno Fernandes stars as Man United brush Everton 3-1 (Highlights)

Bruno Fernandes stars as Man United brush Everton 3-1 (Highlights)

Bruno Fernandes stars as Man United brush Everton 3-1 (Highlights)

It was the Bruno Fernandes show, as Man United brushed away their midweek champions league blues, with a 3-1 away victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Reeling from a shock 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League, a trip to Everton posed a challenge for Solskjaer’s men who started the match in the bottom half of the log.

With Richarlison serving a 3 match suspension following a red card, fellow Brazilian, Bernard was drafted into the starting XI, and the diminutive winger repaid his manager’s faith by opening the scoring in the 19th minute.

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Man United talisman, Bruno Fernandes continued his impressive form, when he scored a header from a  Luke Shaw cross in the 25th minute to draw the Red devils level. Fernandes added his second with a curling effort to give Man United the lead.

Everton almost had an instant reply with left-back, Digne hitting the post. The toffees continued to pile the pressure and felt they should have had a penalty in the 65th minute after Maguire brought down Digne in the United box, but VAR ruled no penalty.

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Despite Everton holding more possession, it was United who looked more likely to score and should have added to their lead but for a fine stop from Pickford to deny Fred in the 73rd minute.

With both teams searching for a decisive goal, Solskjaer threw in summer signing Edinson Cavani, and the Uruguayan hitman scored his first goal for Man United, following a sweeping counter-attack led by Fernandes, who after a fine run, picked out Cavani, who slotted past Pickford to make it 3-1 in the 5th minute of extra-time, killing off any hopes of an Everton comeback.

The 3-1 victory comes as a sigh of relief for Man United and Solskjaer, who have been under pressure for underperformance this season. The red devils sit in 13th place with 10 points, 5 points off a top 4 spot.

With Everton losing their last three fixtures, after a brilliant start to the season, Ancelotti will be hoping to use the upcoming international break to bring the toffees back on track.

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