06132021

Harry Maguire defends Jordan Pickford over Man United penalty claim: ‘I fouled him first’


Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has moved to back international teammate Jordan Pickford, on the back of the latest controversial incident surrounding the Everton shot-stopper.

Fernandes makes the difference

United made the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday, for their latest Premier League outing.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, on the back of a dismal start to the club’s league campaign.

Ahead of kick-off on Merseyside, the Red Devils sat in a lowly 16th in the English top-flight, fresh off a pair of defeats over the week prior.

When all was said and done a little over 24 hours ago, though, the visitors bounced back, and in style.

It was Everton who opened the game’s scoring, when Bernard slotted home beyond David de Gea from the edge of the area.

From here on in, though, Man of the Match Bruno Fernandes simply took over.

The Portuguese midfielder first netted the Reds’ opener with a superb header 25 minutes in, before bagging his brace after seeing a tantalising delivery into the Everton box make its way in off the back post.

And Fernandes was back at it again in injury-time, teeing up Edinson Cavani for the Uruguayan’s first in the colours of Manchester United, courtesy of a perfectly disguised pass.

Highlights: Everton 1-3 Man United