Bruno Fernandes’ double eased the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United got back to winning ways at Everton.
Following their calamitous defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek and a loss to Arsenal last Sunday, it looked like the visitors were heading for more negative headlines when Everton took the lead after 19 minutes.
Jordan Pickford’s punt forward was flicked on by Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Bernard found the bottom corner with a crisp strike.
But within the space of 13 minutes, Solskjaer’s team completed a turnaround.
The win see United avoid their worst start to a top-flight season after seven games since 1990-91, and gives Solskjaer breathing space as the Premier League heads into the International break.
Victory for Everton would have taken them to the top of the table, but they struggled to break down United after their opener and were thankful to Pickford who returned to the side and made several saves.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a response from his players in today’s Premier League clash against Everton.
United were beaten by Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir which has piled the pressure on the Norwegian as MEN Sport understands the club have approached former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with a view to taking charge at Old Trafford.
“Passion and fight, we will see that,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promised on Friday. Especially from Fernandes. Scott McTominay and Fred are not exactly Roy Keane and Paul Ince but there is a passable parallel with Owen Hargreaves and Anderson, a short-lived if cult axis Sir Alex Ferguson entrusted. Those two played with a gusto their away-dayers would have approved of had they stood in the Bullens Stand.