Manchester United 1 Everton 0 analysis: Daley Blind the star man as Louis van Gaal comes up trumps

United impress in front of their new Sir Bobby Charlton stand

Sunday 03 April 2016 18:23
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Anthony Martial scores the only goal of the game
Anthony Martial scores the only goal of the game

STAR MAN

Daley Blind - It takes a lot to deal with Romelu Lukaku's mixture of skill, strength and directness, but the Holland international managed it. Blind sometimes looks shaky at the heart of defence but performed manfully against Everton, with his absence telling when forced off.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

The recognition of Sir Bobby Charlton's six-decade association with United was touching and deserved. A standing ovation and fan mosaic welcomed the World Cup winner onto the Old Trafford turf, where he saw the unveiling of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Louis van Gaal's decision to stick with the side that won at Manchester City paid dividends. The first half was uninspiring but solid, with momentum building after the break. Roberto Martinez will have been pleased with the displays of John Stones and Gerard Deulofeu after bringing them into Everton's line-up.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

The amazing atmosphere before the match quickly dissipated when the match got under way. Old Trafford can be a special place but was quiet after Charlton was recognised.

NEXT UP

Tottenham v Manchester United, Barclays Premier League, (Sunday April 10)

Watford v Everton, Barclays Premier League, (Saturday April 9)

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