Manchester United ended pre-season in style as they breezed past a lackluster Everton side to claim a 4-0 win in their final friendly of the summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong team for his side’s final warm-up game of pre-season, with several first-team regulars making their first appearances of the summer.
Mason Greenwood got United off the ground with a goal in the opening exchanges after capitalising on an Everton mistake. Harry Maguire returned to the side with a goal, whilst midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes did the same with a beautifully struck free-kick.
Solskjaer, who has highlighted the importance of starting the season strongly in the past, was delighted with the performance and result as he eyes a winning start to the 2021/22 Premier League season.
“It’s about getting the minutes in. Try to get intensity, the work they’ve put in so far in pre-season has been good and we were rewarded with a few nice goals today,” Solskjaer said after the game.
“We’ve not had a lot of time with Harry (Maguire) but the summer, with Luke practicing set plays with England as well. Harry knows we want more from him. Well done, he’s in good knick after the Euros,” he said on Maguire scoring more goals from set-pieces.
Solskjaer will walk United out for the start of a Premier League season for the third time next week, having seen his side win one and lose one on an opening day in the last two campaigns.