Solskjaer’s gamble to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench appeared vindicated when Anthony Martial netted his first Premier League goal in eight months just before the break (43). Anthony Martial scored for the first time since February. Cavani did bring a good save out of Jordan Pickford with a downward header when the game was still goalless.
Cristiano Ronaldo did make his 200th Premier League appearance after he was subbed on in the second half. Ronaldo came on in the 57th minute but had a minimal impact either before or after the equaliser.
Everton was level eight minutes later (65) as Townsend finished a blistering breakaway from a United corner. And then mimicked Ronaldo’s trademark celebration.
This time there were no dramatic late goals for United. But instead, drama at the other end as Yerry Mina tapped in five minutes from time to seal what looked like a wild away win until a VAR check confirmed him offside.
Jadon Sancho looked decent after coming on. And might have done better with a late opportunity that he drove straight at his England team-mate. But even with Paul Pogba introduced from the bench as well, it was all a bit haphazard from the hosts and never looked like bringing greater reward.
The result saw frustration grow among United fans. And Ronaldo marching down the tunnel at the whistle in frustration. The result completes a decidedly unimpressive run of home results for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Who lost against Aston Villa seven days ago after being dumped out of the EFL Cup by West Ham. This draw for Manchester United against Everton wasn’t well deserved but that is football.
Manchester United: De Gea (6), Wan Bissaka (7), Varane (6), Lindelof (5), Shaw (6), McTominay (6), Fred (6), Greenwood (6), Fernandes (6), Martial (7), Cavani (5).
Subs: Pogba (6), Ronaldo (6), Sancho (7).
Everton: Pickford (6), Godfrey (7), Mina (6), Keane (7), Digne (6), Townsend (8), Doucoure (8), Allan (7), Gordon (6), Gray (8), Rondon (6).
Subs: Subs: Davies (6), Dobbin (N/A).
Man of the match: Demarai Gray.
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