Carragher: This is what Everton needed to do against Manchester United
By Emma Sanders
Jamie Carragher claims Everton needed to produce a reaction against Manchester United and show the fans they were willing to fight for a victory.
Everton bounced back to record a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and the former Liverpool defender believes Koeman was looking for a response from his players.
The Blues have suffered a period of poor form in recent weeks and headed into the clash on the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Southampton.
The Sky Sports pundit believed Everton needed to show aggression in order to grind out results and urged the team to do so prior to kick-off.
“They definitely need to show more [aggression. ]He [Ronald Koeman] needs a reaction from the players. Against Swansea and Southampton it wasn’t there. There has to be something here from Everton and they have a good record against Manchester United,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
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“They need to start quickly and get the crowd on their side. Whoever loses, there will be a lot of questions asked on the manager and the team.”
Everton have not won a game since their 2-0 victory against West Ham last month and have picked up just two points in their last four fixtures.
They were thrashed 5-0 by Chelsea at the start of October and their victory against West Ham was just their second in their last 10 games in all competitions.
The Merseysiders sat in eighth place and were just one point behind Manchester United in the Premier League table prior to their clash but the draw felt like a victory after Marouane Fellaini gifted a penalty in the dying minutes of the game.
The former Blues star came on as an 85th minute substitution but produced a howler to allow Leighton Baines to score a late equaliser.
Everton have come under criticism in recent weeks despite making a bright start to the Premier League season in which they recorded four victories in their first five games.
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