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Everton 4-0 Manchester United: 3 things we learned

Subhadeep Roy
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2.26K   //    21 Apr 2019, 20:55 IST

#2 United lacked ideas and width in the first half

Victor Lindelof
Victor Lindelof

The fate of the match was more or less sealed in the first half itself, as it is very difficult for any team to make a comeback from a 2-goal deficit. United were stunningly insipid in the first half, as they again struggled to implement a 4-3-3 formation successfully.

Victor Lindelof was again played as the right-back when it was evident that he was not very comfortable playing in that position. There were almost no overlaps through the right wing in the first half, and Marcus Rashford had to repeatedly fall back in order to collect balls on the right flank.

Diogo Dalot, playing as a left back, was also guilty of not trying to make too many overlaps, and Anthony Martial tried to cut back from the wing occasionally. United’s midfield also lacked ideas, as Paul Pogba played in a deeper role, and Fred tried hard to get himself used to the defensive midfielder’s role.

Pogba played a lovely ball to Rashford in the opposition penalty box, which the latter blasted over the crossbar. However, there was hardly any other move worthy of mention in the first half from United.