Manchester United’s poor home record continued this weekend as they dropped points yet again, with Everton leaving Manchester with a point on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez’s side endured spells under pressure but once the second-half equaliser was scored, they never looked like conceding the second goal United were chasing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at United, despite overseeing that dramatic last-minute win against Villarreal earlier this week.
United had made an impressive start to the season prior to their last two matches at Old Trafford, winning four and drawing one out of their opening five fixtures. The manager delivered his reaction to the draw after the game, with Everton’s breakaway goal identified as a ‘disappointing’.
"Second half we lacked the cutting edge to get the second which is vital in a game like this.
"We didn't regroup and reorganise well enough."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to a disappointing result with @TheDesKelly. pic.twitter.com/GhZ7yLfPSp
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“Part of it was really good, I thought we started well,” he told BT Sport after the game, as seen above. “High energy, created good openings, and scored a fantastic goal. Coming into half-time, 1-0, you’re pleased.
“Second half, we lacked that cutting edge to get the second which is vital in a game like this. From a corner that we have, you concede five seconds later, that was disappointing.”
The result leaves United with 14 points after 7 games, which will be disappointing for Solskjaer after securing 13 points from their first five games.