Manchester United fans lauded Kobbie Mainoo for his standout performance in his Premier League debut against Everton. The Red Devils secured a 3-0 victory at Goodison Park on Sunday, November 26.
Erik ten Hag and his team made a perfect start, with Alejandro Garnacho scoring an exceptional bicycle kick in the third minute to stun the home crowd. Everton had a significant chance to score in the 31st minute, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header was thwarted by Andre Onana. Just a minute later, Kobbie Mainoo made a crucial goal-line clearance to deny James Garner.
The Toffees dominated the first half but squandered several excellent opportunities. They were punished in the 56th minute when Marcus Rashford converted a penalty after Anthony Martial was fouled in the box by Ashley Young. Bruno Fernandes then assisted Martial in the 75th minute to seal the win for Manchester United.
Mainoo, making his first appearance of the season after an ankle injury, impressed as the team’s No. 6, with an 83% pass accuracy and 100% tackle success rate. He also made three recoveries, won five duels, and made two interceptions.
The Red Devils remain sixth in the Premier League standings, with 24 points from 13 games, trailing league leaders Arsenal by six points.
In terms of statistics, Everton had 51% possession, attempted 432 passes with a 77% accuracy, and recorded 22 shots with six on target. Meanwhile, Manchester United had 49% possession, 433 attempted passes with 75% accuracy, and had nine shots in total, with four on target and three goals scored.