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Ten Hag hails Man Utd’s composure after early set back at Everton.

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Brazil winger Antony’s equaliser at Goodison Park made him the first Man Utd player to score in his first three Premier League games since his summer move from Ajax

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th club goal as Manchester United came from behind at Goodison Park to end Everton's two-game winning run.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was impressed with how his Red Devils came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Man United started the game well but were shocked by an Alex Iwobi strike in the 5th minute as the Nigerian international capitalised on Casemiro's early mistake to hand the hosts the lead.

After the Toffees broke the deadlock, United kept them at arm's length as they continued to dictate the game, and in the 10th minute, Antony, who sealed a move from Ajax to Old Trafford during the summer, finished off a precise pass from Anthony Martial.

The Brazilian’s equaliser means he is now the first United player to score in his first three Premier League games.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been reduced to the role of substitute after failing to get a summer move away from Old Trafford, replaced injured Martial in the 29th minute and at the stroke of half time, the Portuguese ran towards Casemiro's through ball and hit the back of the net with a low drive from his left foot, making it his 700th club goal.

It was the 37-year-old's first goal at Goodison Park since 2005 and was enough for United secure three points and bounce back to winning habits.

Marcus Rashford also found the net in the 82nd minute, though, his goal was ruled out by VAR because the ball hit his hand just before he put it past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

'Good reaction from Ten Hag’s Man Utd.'

Speaking to BT Sport after the victory, United boss Erik ten Hag said: "We were quickly 1-0 down but the reaction of the team was good. One of our aims is to deal better with setbacks and they stayed composed, played out of the game. It was quite impressive from our side.

"In the first half we were pressing well. Everton did not come out and it was difficult for them to get a lot of crosses in, we didn't allow them and I am happy with that.

"Casemiro will anticipate quickly and we saw during the game how important he is, winning a lot of balls. He also played the ball for Ronaldo. He grew into the game.

"Martial had a problem in his back, he was important. We were happy with all the subs, Ronaldo got the winning goal and Varane showed his importance with his organisation and heading capacity.

"The ball can always come in, we should have scored already for a third and then it was game over. That is the next step we have to make, happy with the result of course and also for a lot of periods happy with the performance.

"Goodison Park is difficult, the crowd behind but they are in a good run, seven games unbeaten."

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