On a day when Manchester United really needed a win in a step towards top-four of the Premier League, they were handed a hammering defeat against Everton on Sunday. The Ole Gunnar Soksjaer-led side suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League which comes as a massive blow to their top-four aspirations.

Everton’s Richarlison scored the opening goal of the match when it was just 13 minutes into the game. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored another brilliant goal bringing the score to 2-0 and handed his team a two-goal lead after the conclusion of the first half. The second half too started in the same manner as the Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott added two more goals to their side at the 56th and 64th minutes, respectively.

After the match Man United coach Solksjaer apologised to the fans and was quoted as saying: “We have got to apologise to the fans,” he said. “That performance was not good enough for a Manchester United team – from me to the players.

”We know we let the fans and the club down. That performance is difficult to describe because it was so bad. They beat us on all the basics.

“We were beaten on all the ingredients you need, added to your talent, today. As I said last week as well, there is no place to hide on the pitch. It was 85 minutes before we had a shot on target. It’s not good enough. We know that.”

“We just got thumped 4-0 and they [the fans] never moaned at our players,” he added. “Which they could have done.

”They have been supportive again and I am sure they will support us on Wednesday night. It is up to us – the players and the staff – to get ourselves ready.“

 

This four-goal lead was maintained throughout and as a result, Everton handed Manchester United a humiliating 4-0 defeat. Debilitated Manchester United was unable to shot the target until the 86th minute.

This was their sixth loss in eight games. Moreover, Manchester United has been already eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United, who are placed on the sixth position in the Premier League, will face second-positioned Manchester City on April 25.

(With ANI Inputs)