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EVERTON v MAN UTD RECAP: Red Devils cruise back to form at expense of Toffees

Manchester United quickly returned to the Premier League winners' list with a 3-0 result over Everton on Saturday.

Louis van Gaal's Red Devils skipped away to a two-goal lead inside 25 minutes before Wayne Rooney ended an eight-year scoring drought at Goodison Park when wrapping it up for the visitors in the second half.

Morgan Schneiderlin opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he swept home unmarked in the area before Ander Herrera added a second four minutes later when heading home Marco Rojo's pinpoint left-wing cross.

On a sad day for Everton, who said goodbye to cub legend Howard Kendall who had earlier passed away, it was an Evertonian who completed the scoring when Rooney raced onto a through ball from Herrera before slotting beyond Tim Howrd with consummate ease for just his second of the season.

The win sees United remain third on the table, two points behind league leaders Manchester City, as Roberto Martinez's Everton fell to ninth.


Everton: 0
Manchester United: 3 (Morgan Schneiderlin 18', Ander Herrera 22', Wayne Rooney 62')
Goodison Park, Liverpool - 39,553


- Can Everton quickly recoil from a loss like this after winning three of the past four against United?

- Do Man Utd have the quality to seriously challenge? Is Herrera an integral part of van Gaal's line-up?


Everton have the unenviable task of heading to Arsenal next Saturday as they look to bounce back while United will focus their attention on Wednesday's Champions League trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow before they host City in the Manchester derby next weekend.



Everton's Martinez on Kendall's death and if it affected his players:

"I wouldn't want to think so.

"It was the worst, shocking news and everyone was really sad but we wanted to change it around and make it a real celebration.

"Howard was such an iconic footballer and what he achieved as a manager will always be an inspiration."

Man Utd boss van Gaal on Rooney hitting back at his critics:

"You (the press) are always doubting him.

"He scored now. I am very happy for him. For me it is not important if he scores or not scores."

*Thanks to Opta



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Assists - Ross Barkley 3
Clean sheets - Tim Howard 3
Yellow cards - James McCarthy 3
Red cards - Kevin Mirallas 1

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Assists - Juan Mata 3
Clean sheets - Sergio Romero 3
Yellow cards - Matteo Darmian 4

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