Manchester United beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park this afternoon to go six points off the top spot, earning the fifth win in our last six games to put us top of the form chart.

After a world class overhead kick from Alejandro Garnacho early in to the first half, United were under a lot of pressure from Everton. They created lots of great opportunities but failed to make the most of them.

United started the second half playing well and 10 minutes after the restart Anthony Martial was tripped in the box by former red Ashley Young. Despite the referee initially showing a yellow card for a dive, showing how difficult it is for us to get a decision this season, VAR overturned the decision.

While Bruno Fernandes is usually our penalty taker, the captain gave the ball to Marcus Rashford, who has struggled to find the back of the net this season. Fernandes explained to Sky Sports his thinking behind the decision.

Because I felt Marcus needed a little bit of confidence, he needed his goal. Marcus is an excellent penalty taker too, I am 100% sure he could score that penalty. It is not about who takes it, it is about scoring and Marcus did it perfectly.

I think we all know strikers and wingers want to score goals, they need to score, that is part of their game. It gives you more of a boost and as you saw after the goal Marcus was unstoppable. He could take on everyone.

Sometimes you need this opportunity to get your confidence back and Marcus has been great for us. Last year he was amazing so therefore everyone’s expectations for this season have been a lot higher. It is just about getting his goals back and everyone saying he is world class again.