To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

5 things learned: Everton 1-2 Manchester United (Premier League)

5 things learned: Everton 1-2 Manchester United (Premier League)

5 things learned as Manchester United defeat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League at Goodison Park.

After their last Premier League fixture ended in defeat, Manchester United bounced back to victory against Everton with a 2-1 victory.

When Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for Everton, it was a little worrying. However a quick reply from Antony combined with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo just before half time saw Manchester United end up as 2-1 winners, resulting in another three points for Erik ten Hag's men.

#1 - Anthony Martial's importance is both a gift and a curse

Every single minute Anthony Martial has played this season, United have been mostly top class.

He has three goals and two assists in around 120 minutes so far this season, but has also been unavailable on three separate occasions due to injury.

His ability to glue other players together and become a focal point up front is undeniable, however if injuries continue to persist, he will become more of a problem than a solution for Erik ten Hag.

#2 - Casemiro is yet to settle, but is getting better

By signing Casemiro, many fans felt like the club had finally signed the defensive midfielder they had been crying out for.

However, come the opening five minutes of the Everton fixture, and it was Casemiro who was shrugged off the ball before Alex Iwobi opened the scoring.

From that moment (bar missing one sitter), the Brazilian's game improved tenfold and he gathered his first assist in Red as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Premier League goal of the season.

#3 - Antony's basics allow him to fit right in

Against Everton, Antony became the first ever player to score on each of their first three appearances for the Red Devils.

His actual performances as a whole have been respectable but far from incredible, however the basic talent and ability he possesses is allowing him to fit straight into Erik ten Hag's side.

The timing of his runs, ability to finish well with his left, his innate understanding of Erik ten Hag's system, and his undeniable confidence are a perfect base for him to launch his career at the club, and the start so far has been everything fans could have asked for.

#4 - Cristiano Ronaldo reminds everyone just how insane his career has been

It feels almost routine to say 'Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another milestone'. Due to the shear longevity of his brilliant career, he is at the point where most things he does he becomes the first or oldest person to do so.

However, 700 career club goals is almost beyond comprehension.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford against Everton. (Alamy)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford against Everton. (Alamy)

When you compare such a record to Wayne Rooney's club record of 313 goals, it becomes clear just how utterly mad that goal tally is.

One of, if not the single greatest to ever do it.

#5 - Luke Shaw is fighting back

After the first two months under Erik ten Hag, it felt like Luke Shaw had well and truly become second choice for the left-back spot at Manchester United.

Tyrell Malacia joined the club in the summer and got off to a flying start, rightfully earning many plaudits for his energy and directness in the position.

However, after a few slightly more shaky performances, Shaw has been given a chance and took it with both hands against Everton. He was fit, fast, and recovered well, locking down his side and proving that as KSI says, it's not over yet.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Antony, Cristiano Ronaldo