Manchester United have obvious signing to make and three other talking points from Everton win

Manchester United have obvious signing to make and three other talking points from Everton win

WATCH NOW: Sports round-up as Manchester United beat Everton in Premier League clash

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 09/03/2024

- 14:25

The Red Devils secured a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford

Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday to bounce back after recent losses against Fulham and Manchester City.

The Red Devils were slow out of the blocks, with the visitors posing a threat early on.

But first-half penalties from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford gave United all three points while boosting their hopes of playing European football next season.

GB News now takes a look at four things we learned from the contest.

United have obvious signing to make

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Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 with Bruno Fernandes opening the scoring from the penalty chat


It's no secret that United are admirers of Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite.

And, based on his performance against the Red Devils on Saturday, it's certainly easy to see why.

Branthwaite has been a shining light for Everton amid a turbulent campaign under Sean Dyche, with the 21-year-old seemingly growing in stature with each passing match.

Though the visitors lost, the youngster was composed - showing a mixture of style and substance as he justified the Red Devils' interest.

United need another defender with Raphael Varane expected to leave and Jonny Evans approaching the end of his career.

Branthwaite seems the perfect fit.

Alejandro Garnacho is a gem

Plenty has gone wrong at United this season.

But Alejandro Garnacho is a gem for now, never mind the future, with the Argentina international dangerous throughout the proceedings.

He won the penalty which was scored by Fernandes, going down in the box after drawing a foul from James Tarkowski.

And Garnacho used his impressive dribbling ability to earn another spot-kick after being downed by Ben Godfrey in the box.

The 19-year-old is a superstar in the making. After his overheard kick against Everton earlier in the season, the Toffees will be glad to see the back of the youngster.

Casemiro a worry

Casemiro is one of the best holding midfielders of his generation.

But it's clear the Brazil international is no longer able to operate at the peak of his powers, with his age starting to show.

The 32-year-old was sloppy in the first half and was fortunate not to be punished, with Rio Ferdinand critical of the midfielder on commentary.

United need fresh legs if they're to evolve.

And if an offer for Casemiro comes in, potentially from Saudi Arabia, they'd be wise to accept.


Everton pay the price for their own mistakes

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Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho impressed by winning two penalties in Everton victory


Dyche will be furious with his Everton players because United weren't at their brilliant best.

The Toffees were dangerous, with Dwight McNeil particularly impressive in the middle of the park.

However, Everton ultimately shot themselves in the foot by giving away two soft penalties.

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Manchester United players celebrate Marcus Rashford's penalty in the club's 2-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford


Tarkowski and Godfrey's individual mistakes will haunt Dyche, with Everton battling to avoid relegation.

This was a chance missed.

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