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Lineups for Manchester United vs Everton announced

Lineups for Manchester United vs Everton announced”

Rooney, who went back to his boyhood club in July after 13 years with United in which time he scored a club-record 253 goals, wasted two good chances to cancel out Antonio Valencia's stunning early strike for the hosts.

They should have doubled their lead on 26 minutes, but Lukaku somehow missed the target from close range.

He was welcomed back to Old Trafford with a standing ovation, celebrated, serenaded and unceremoniously beaten.

It is more hard when you are sleeping. In the 64th minute, Juan Mata's free kick was just about the goalpost.

With seven minutes left to play, Lukaku set Henrikh Mkhitaryan up right in front of goal and the former Borussia Dortmund player made no mistake, stroking it around Pickford.

Substitute Anthony Martial added a stoppage-time penalty. He is Manchester United's world-class player.

United finished the contest strongly and clinically, though, as three goals after Rooney's 82nd minute substitution saw Everton capitulate and conceded three goals.

Valencia (far right) celebrates his goal.

Manchester United fans were delighted with his celebration, but, unsurprisingly, the gesture didn't go down too well with the supporters of his former club.

The former Burnley defender came through the United academy as a youngster and his family are all fans of the club but he admitted he had fallen a little bit out of love after his years away.

Regarding Paul Pogba and reports he may be out for 12 weeks because of his hamstring injury, Mourinho said: "I don't know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days, honestly".

The Toffees went into the game having lost 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur and Atalanta in the same week, whilst before the global break, they were beaten 2-0 at Chelsea, meaning Koeman desperately needed a result.

"I have the experience - we had a bad run last season, I had a bad run with Southampton, we came out of those", he stressed.

RONALD KOEMAN WAS baffled by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's claim that Everton should be targeting the top four after spending £140million, insisting his new players are allowed time to adapt.



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