By Abigail Withey
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has jokingly praised Manchester United for waiting until former team mate Wayne Rooney had been substituted until they hammered home three more goals to secure a 4-0 victory over Everton.
Jose Mourinho’s side secured yet another 4-0 win in the Premier League, which continues their unbeaten run in the competition and sees them share the top spot with rivals Manchester City in the table.
The score remained at 1-0 for the majority of the game after Antonio Valencia scored in the opening minutes of the match.
Rooney featured in Ronald Koeman’s starting XI against his former team mates before he was substituted for Kevin Miralles in the 82nd minute of the game.
A minute after leaving the pitch, Henrikh Mkhitaryan fired United’s second goal into the back of the net which was followed by two more from ex-Toffee Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.
Lineker hailed United as “very decent” for waiting for their former skipper to leave the pitch “before demolishing Everton.”
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 17, 2017
Although Rooney failed to make it onto the scoresheet against his ex-club, the striker created the best chances of the game for the Blues.
United’s record goalscorer was close to equalising in the first-half but he shot slightly wide, which was followed up again later in the match when he fired a shot straight at goalkeeper David de Gea.
Everton now sit at the complete opposite end of the table to United in eighteenth place after managing to obtain just four points in the campaign so far.