The Red Devils’ defence could not cope with the hosts’ threat on the break as, despite enjoying most of the possession, they were taken apart by Roberto Martinez’s men. Download video: Everton 3 – 0 Manchester United [Premier League] Highlights 2015
A win would have moved the Red Devils, at least temporarily, into second place but the home side went in front early on when a sizzling counterattack was finished off by James McCarthy.
John Stones capitalised on some slow marking at a corner to head home his first goal for the Toffees shortly before half-time, leaving United reeling, but not even some attacking substitutions could turn things around for Louis van Gaal’s men.
A controversial decision to rule Romelu Lukaku as not interfering with play from an offside position saw things go from bad to worse for United as substitute Kevin Mirallas pounced for the third, the visiting defence having failed to play to the whistle.