Troy Deeney highlights major Everton problem v Manchester United
By Dominic Toner
Watford forward Troy Deeney believes that Everton’s attackers were poor against Manchester United.
The Toffees earned a 1-1 home draw on Sunday in the Premier League, with Leighton Baines’ late penalty cancelling out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal.
United were the much better side for the majority of the game and Everton offered very little attacking threat.
Kevin Mirallas, Tom Cleverley, Yannick Bolasie and Romelu Lukaku started the game in attack, with the latter having just one touch in the penalty box.
Denney claims that Everton’s players struggled against United and offered limited support.
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“The front four for Everton kind of marked themselves out of the game, they didn’t really give much options,” Deeney told BBC’s programme Match of the Day 2. “Lukaku is still playing on the shoulder and we know what he is like with his goal record, but very difficult to score if you have one touch in the oppositions penalty box.”
Everton have scored just two goals in their last four games and have struggled to break down Premier League defences.
Lukaku has not scored since a goal against West Ham in October and his team have struggled without his goal threat.
Gerard Deulofeu and Enner Valencia made positive impacts off the bench against United and may be considered for the next game away to Watford.
The Toffees are eight-placed in the Premier League despite their recent form and are eyeing a European spot this season.
In other Everton news, Ronald Koeman has hailed this trio after the draw against United.