MORNING, MAN UTD FANS
United are rueing the type of defending they seemed to have shaken off as Everton’s 3-3 comeback draw denied them joint top spot with neighbours City.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s last-kick-of-the game leveller rescued the Toffees, who had trailed 2-0 at the break.
United also lost recalled midfielder Paul Pogba to injury on 37 minutes.
But almost as worrying were the backline hesitancy of keeper David de Gea and skipper Harry Maguire.
Abdoulaye Doucoure punished De Gea’s blunder and James Rodriguez finished neatly to cancel out Bruno Fernandes’ thumping finish and Edinson Cavani’s header.
Yet United looked likely winners once Scott McTominay rose to nod them back on front on 70 minutes.
But five minutes into stoppage time Calvert-Lewin rewarded the Toffees’ impressive late pressure.
United’s main man Fernandes earlier claimed (verbal) “fights” with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inspire him.
And his Old Trafford team-mates can certainly expect an earful after this nervy display, especially as it contrasted so starkly with last Tuesday’s 9-0 rout of Southampton.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer has insisted Pogba is “focused” on United despite continuing talk the France superstar will rejoin Juventus next summer.