Manchester United played their best, possibly, 45 minutes of the season so far against Everton, that’s what Jose Mourinho believes, no matter if during that period they scored only one goal.
I think the performance was very good, especially in the first 30-35 minute, it was probably our best performance of the season. We pressed them and they did not have a chance to get out, they did not have a shot, it was very impressive. After that, Everton’s good players came out and showed their qualities. They gave us difficulty but I looked behind me on the bench and saw alternatives
the United manager told Sky Sports, talking about the first half of their 4-0 triumph over Everton, a score that reached such high levels only in the last seven minutes of the match.
You have to kill the game and give them little chances. There was a moment were I felt we did not kill it so we have to make it solid with Ander Herrera. The second goal went in, then game over. We brought some consistency to the game and then I felt we could go with the counter, with Martial for the last minutes for a result that was too much, too heavy for them, they don’t deserve to go with this result
Mourinho admitted. Romelu Lukaku scored United’s third goal, his fifth of the season in the Premier League, which he actually celebrated, despite having spent a number of seasons at Everton.