Manchester United returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Everton at the Goodison Park.
The Red Devils started on a positive note as they needed to bounce back from this disappointing defeat to Arsenal before the international break and duly delivered as one of their summer signing Morgan Schneiderlin side footed a right foot shot from inside the penalty area after Everton failed to clear their lines from a United corner on 18 minutes.
Four minutes later Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera powered in a header from a Marcos Rojo cross after a swift move by Manchester United to make it 2-0, which represented the side first headed goal of the season.
Everton hardly created any chances in the encounter as Louis van Gaal’s men denied they space and time on the ball – isolating Romelu Lukaku upfront as the first period ended 2-0.
The Toffees came on strongly in the second half as they tried to get back in the game and forced David de Gea into two remarkable saves but the Red Devils held their nerves and delivered a soccer punch to the home side as captain Wayne Rooney finished off a brilliant counter-attack move after collecting a pass from Herrera to make it 3-0.
The result puts Manchester United second on the log with 19 points behind neighbours Manchester City who defeated newcomers Bournemouth 5-1 at the Etihad to go two points clear.