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Man Utd 2-1 Everton: Marco Silva says Anthony Martial dived for penalty

Marco Silva believes striker Anthony Martial dived for the penalty which gave Manchester United their first goal in a 2-1 win against Everton.

United edged past Everton to move to within five points of the Premier League's top four.

Jose Mourinho's side were second best throughout Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat by Juventus, but climbed up two places to eighth after victory at Old Trafford over the Toffees.

The hosts went ahead through Paul Pogba's fortuitous strike - making a stuttering 26-step run-up to take a penalty that was saved by Jordan Pickford, then tucking home the rebound when it fell straight back to him.

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Pogba fed fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial to curl in a delightful, first-time finish from the edge of the box in the second half.

Everton, whose three-game winning run came to an end, had chances of their own but Bernard hit the side netting after going round David de Gea and the Spain goalkeeper saved sharply from Richarlison's low strike.

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Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a penalty with 12 minutes remaining, but United held on to their advantage.

Even at this early stage in the season, United cannot afford to drop many more points if they want to achieve their minimum target of Champions League qualification come May.

After 10 games, they are nine points behind league leaders Liverpool, but were helped by fourth-placed Arsenal dropping points at Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday.

There also seems to be a new drama surrounding the club with each passing week and much has been written about the manager's future, the relationship with his players, and the team bus arriving late to the ground for games - while a newspaper report suggested that some players are to be fined for not attending a sponsorship event.

They put that aside against Everton, looking a slightly different prospect after striker Romelu Lukaku was dropped to the bench on the back of his eight-game goalless run.

Culled from BBC

My view: Anthony Martial just can’t stop delivering. United players yesterday were more better and improved team, they were making runs, creating chances, unlike their poor performance against Juventus where the players showed little or no ambition, the team showed no chemistry, and Jose Mourinho refused to admit the mistakes. Manchester United won the game but I still believe they need to be consistent, poor display defensively by the United midfield, Everton was upfield on numerous occasions exposing the United team. Liverpool, Man-City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are so far ahead of Manchester United, they need a new manager next season or they'll face the same problem with Mourinho.

don¿t wait any longer.

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