Five improvements that United still have to make after Old Trafford win.
Manchester United continued their quest to get a slow start to the Premier League season back on track this afternoon with a narrow 2-1 victory over Everton, but they were largely indebted to a fine display from young Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea to keep hold of a crucial three points that puts them right into the race for a top four finish.
Louis van Gaal has admitted after the match that his side did not play particularly well, however – here are five things that the Red Devils really need to improve over the international break:
Limit the space out wide
It may well be a natural consequence of van Gaal’s decision to set his team up in a diamond formation, but United are leaving far too much space in behind their full backs Rafael and Luke Shaw, something that Everton really looked to exploit, with Roberto Martinez urging his side down the flanks in the second. As well as the likes of Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera, before his injury absence, were playing, they still need to provide better wide cover.