The Toffees were second best for much of the game and were unable to put the pressure on the rest of their Premier League relegation rivals ahead of the rest of this afternoon’s fixtures.
Everton started the game lively and had an opportunity inside the first minute when Ellis Simms - in for the suspended Abdoulaye Doucoure - saw his volley blocked by Lisandro Martinez.
However, United swiftly got on top and Jordan Pickford had to come to the rescue in Everton’s goal when he made a fine stop to thwart Marcus Rashford in the eighth minute. Then four minutes later, Antony struck the post for the home side before Aaron Wan-Bissaka somehow missed the rebound from yards out.
On 19 minutes, Simms spurned a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring for the Toffees. He played a clever one-two with Seamus Coleman and was given plenty of time to pull the trigger - but dragged wide.
For the remainder of the first half, United were firmly on top and broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when Scott McTominay finally found a way past Pickford.
The Red Devils were not as dominant in the second period but were the better side. And in the 71st minute, they were gift-wrapped all three points when Coleman’s miscontrol allowed Rashford to nip in and tee-up substitute Antony Martial to finish from close range.
The defeat leaves Everton in 16th and above the relegation zone only on goal difference.
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