Man Utd 1-1 Everton: Townsend Destabilizes Solskjaer’s Gamble On Ronaldo

Man Utd 1-1 Everton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's gamble to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench failed as Everton hit back at an expectant Old Trafford to earn a 1-1 draw.

Anthony Martial netted his first Premier League goal in eight months just before the break to give the home side the lead.

But Martial’s goal wasn’t enough to win the game against Rafa Benitez’s side.

However, Everton, eight minutes after the introduction of Ronaldo (58), struck after Andros Townsend finished a blistering breakaway from a United corner.

Yerry Mina tapped in five minutes from time to seal what looked like a wild away win until a VAR check confirmed him offside.

Bruno Fernandes is seemingly the only undroppable player in forward areas for United as it stands, but ultimately the gamble to give Ronaldo some rest proved costly.

Manchester United's next Premier League test is at Leicester on Saturday, October 16 (kick-off 3pm), with a home Champions League date with Atalanta four days later.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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