Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick, speaking to BT Sport, says: “If you don’t score a single goal in 95 minutes we have to be disappointed. We had a good start and should have created more chances out of that domination. Then we concede a deflected shot and lost a bit of our composure.
“The second half we were trying to add creativity with substitutions but we didn’t always take the right decision.
“We had to do something. We needed a goal and we decided to bring Mata and more verticality with Elanga. They were defending with their players in the last 35 minutes. We didn’t find the right player at the right moment. We didn’t have enough players in the box when we played crosses.”
Are talks about a new manager distracting? “I don’t think this should be an excuse. We are Manchester United. We have lots of international players. There shouldn’t be an alibi. There will be a new manager next season. If this is announced now or in 10 days it shouldn’t have an impact.”
Fabian Delph, Everton midfielder, speaking to BT Sport: “Coming off the back of the last game there was a lot of disappointment. Heads were down, as you’d expect. We came into it with a good game plan. We had to stick together at times, but we did that and got the three points.
“We expected them to have chances. They’re a top team with top players. It was about sticking together and riding the storm, and we managed to do that. It’s a massive relief for the players, management and everyone associated with Everton.”
On Frank Lampard’s message at half-time: “Just to stay in the game. We finally felt compact. We knew they were going to dominate the ball, so it was about staying compact, communicating and riding that wave.”
On his own performance and fitness: “It was good for me to get out there. I’m always wanting to help the lads. It was good to do that today, but I don’t think I’ll train for a week!”
On the relegation scrap: “It’s a massive fight. One game at a time. We’re not going to get carried away. The next game is about getting points on the table, that’s our main focus and to stay up.”
Everton’s goalscorer Anthony Gordon speaking to BT Sport: “You can see by the results we get here. We definitely feed off the fans and are a better team with them. They are a top team with top players at the front end of the pitch so we did really well to keep a clean sheet.
“The gaffer always says you make your own luck by working hard and winning the ball back. I made my own luck with a bit of hard work.
“I can only speak for myself but I’m really sore and have had a few kicks.”
This is what it means to Everton…
Everton give themselves a bit of breathing space over Burnley in the fight to stay up.
Manchester United remain in seventh, three points outside of the Champions League spots.
Full-time: Everton 1-0 Manchester United
A huge win for Everton!
90+2 mins: Chance for Ronaldo! Pickford does well to deny Ronaldo again. Nervous times inside Goodison Park but Everton are holding out. Another big save from Pickford, who sticks out an arm to make another crucial save.
90 mins: There will be FIVE minutes of added time at Goodison Park. Can United salvage something?
87 mins: Time is running out for United. Ronaldo lets his frustration get the better of him and is booked.