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Bruno Fernandes eased the pressure on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his double at Goodison Park sealed a come from behind victory.

Solskjaer would have been worried when Everton went ahead thanks to Bernard but Fernandes, as he has so often since his January arrival, proved to be his manager’s saviour by being at the centre of an impressive response from United.

For the equaliser, the Portuguese timed his run perfectly to meet a Luke Shaw cross and plant a brilliant header beyond Jordan Pickford.

His vital second saw a cross-shot bounce in off the far post after Marcus Rashford’s failure to get a touch wrong-footed Pickford.

Anthony Martial should have opened the scoring shortly before Bernard put Everton ahead on 19 minutes, rolling a shot inside the near post from just inside the area. Dominic Calvert-Lewin easily beat Victor Lindelof in the air and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could not stop Bernard who put the shot between his legs.

Solskjaer will have been delighted with the response however as Fernandes drew his side level five minutes later.

Lucas Digne smashed a shot against the post before United completed the turnaround in the 33rd minute as Fernandes’ fifth of the season proved not to be Rashford’s first-ever against Everton.

Pickford dropped a second-half cross at the feet of Harry Maguire and survived a VAR check for swinging a leg at the United captain, not too dissimilar from to incident during the Merseyside derby. Maguire was then rescued by the offside flag when he clattered Digne in the box, as the embattled Englishman took centre stage around the hour.

Substitute Edinson Cavani scored his first for United to make the result safe and equal the club record for successive Premier League away wins with seven.

Final Score – 1-3

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June 2024