Everton put a dent on Manchester United’s top-four hopes with a 4-0 hammering at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Michael Keane and Morgan Schneiderlin lined-up against their former club, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer re-called Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic.
United were on the ropes after 10 minutes, as David De Gea got down to push Richarlison’s low shot into touch.
The Brazilian applied composure three minutes later to volley Lucas Digne’s delivery over De Gea’s head.
As the pressure build on United, the Toffees put the brakes on their every move with the likes of Paul Pogba restricted on all fronts.
Further misery compounded the visitors 28 minutes in, as a classic counterattacking move ended with a powerful finish from outside the area by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
While United failed to cause any danger, the hosts went to the interval in the driving seat to maximum points.
United’s road to recovery saw a double substitution at the break, with Ashley Young and Scott McTominay installed for Fred and Phil Jones.
Injury forced the Toffees to bring on their first change 49 minutes in after Theo Walcott replaced Richarlison who struggled to carry on playing.
However, the sun kept shining on the hosts, as Digne volleyed in their third 56 minutes in following a corner kick.
De Gea used his right-foot two minutes later to prevent Dominic Calvert-Lewin finding the near-post from a corner kick.
The fourth eventually came on 64 minutes after Walcott outpaced the defence to slid the ball through De Gea.
From then on, United were shocked, with their first effort on target happening after 86 minutes through Anthony Martial.
As such, the defeat leaves the Red Devils in sixth place while the Toffees go up to seventh spot.