Talking points: Everton 0 Man United 2 in Carabao Cup quarter-final

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Brilliant beginnings
Having seen a notable number of tough game starts this season, the Reds were close to their best from the first whistle. Creating nine chances in the first half hour, the only difference between tonight and our searing opening against Leeds on Sunday was a decisive finish. But with two such positive performances from start to finish, maybe it’s a sign that we’ve put this particular demon behind us.

Keep it clean

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have yet to concede this year’s Carabao Cup, having retained their third straight clean sheet in the competition by excluding Everton in 90 minutes. While Dean Henderson can probably think of busier days between the sticks, he defended his goal – and produced a nice save on a free kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson in the first half.

Not as calm as usual

Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, sight of fans inside UK stadiums has been rare since March, but United – who faced the Toffees for the 100th time at Goodison – received a reminder from the blue half of support Merseyside enthusiast, while 2000 home fans did their best to inspire their players to a result. Fortunately for us, their efforts were in vain.

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