Coleman: Everton can take positives from United defeat


Pogba's future at struggling Premier League giants United is uncertain following claims of a falling out with embattled manager Jose Mourinho.

The group met Mourinho and first team stars at the club's Carrington training ground on Saturday before cheering the Red Devils on to a 2-1 win over the Toffees. I don't like Mickey Mouses, fragile players who are afraid and go: 'I don't take penalties.' I don't like that.

Someone must have confiscated Graeme Souness's grumpy pills this weekend, because, for some reason, the man with the perma-scowl has been dishing out more compliments than is normal, especially in the direction of Manchester United. "I told the players at half-time it was not a fair result", said the Portuguese coach. And he was well aware of the weapons United possess and in particular former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku, despite him being goalless in his last six PL outings.

"We had three wins on the bounce, which is massive in the Premier League", the Ireland right-back said.

Everton were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening and fans took to social media to tear into one of their mainstays following the conclusion of the game.

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United's victory was built on another impressive performance from Anthony Martial, who won a penalty in the first half and scored the second shortly after half-time.

But a relieved Mourinho praised Pogba after the game for having the mental strength to take the 27th minute penalty.

"Pogba is a better penalty taker than myself", he said.

Two minutes later, Everton created their best chance of the game when Bernard rounded De Gea, but he lacked the composure to find the net and his shot hit the side netting.

"I think Martial would get on the ball, but he brings his leg out and takes him down". Can he improve? I think he can. He wants to play and he knows that to do that he has to go in a certain direction. While there was another error from Paul Pogba, which led to Everton's consolation, there were further spells of the quick and slick play United are showing more of as the season progresses.