Manchester United U23’s were beaten 2-0 by a resurgent Everton side on Monday evening in Southport. United, against playing without a main striker started a strong side, but a side who were not near clinical enough to get anything from the match. Regan Poole made a defensive error after receiving a back pass and not being able to clear it before Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring for the home side. United, did everything they could to try and get back into the match, but it was going to be one of those frustrating evenings for Warren Joyce and his squad. In the second half of the match, Oumar Naisse scored a header, without much effort, from a set-piece doubling Everton’s lead. United did have some chances, but they were no way near clinical enough to take something from the match. In the final few minutes, Tosin Kehinde created something bright for United, which did not come to fruition. United will face Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village in three weeks time, which Warren Joyce will spend much of his time preparing his side in order to gain something from that match, and extend their home unbeaten run at this level.
Manchester United: Johnstone; Williams (Olosunde 64′), Tuanzebe, Poole, Riley; Redmond, Scott (Mitchell 61′); El Fitouri, Harrop, Hamilton (Kehinde 73′); Willock
Substitutes Not Used: Moutha-Sebtaoui, O’Connor
Bookings: Sadiq El Fitouri, Josh Harrop