There were a few performances across the pitch which weren’t quite up to standard as Everton just came up short at Old Trafford last weekend.
Seamus Coleman and Theo Walcott struggled down the right but holding midfielder Idrissa Gueye had a hard time, especially in the first half, stemming the tide of the United midfield.
He gave away the penalty that allowed Paul Pogba to open the scoring and although that was a soft decision, his persistent fouling was a feature of the first half and he was perhaps lucky not to be shown a second yellow card.
At his best, Gueye’s energy allows him to shut down opposition playmakers, but he was a way off that at Old Trafford last Sunday.
After that display at Old Trafford, Marco Silva must consider which of his midfield options can provide Andre Gomes, who has been impressive in the last two games, with the best springboard to control the game.
Tom Davies can match Gueye’s energy and perhaps offers that bit more in possession, which could prove very useful indeed in a home match against weaker opposition.
Morgan Schneiderlin will also fancy knocking on the door, but Davies is ahead in the pecking order right now.