Manchester United vs Everton – highlights and goals after Anthony Martial and Andros Townsend goals

Rafa Benitez regrets not being able to hide the transfer truth, as Everton’s progress has made clear

Both sides went into this level on points, knowing that a win would lead them to the top of the new Premier League table, but in every other sense Everton knew they were not facing Manchester United on an equal footing. , writes Chris Beesley.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjær was able to splash out on Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer – and start with the two earlier on the bench for this game – Rafa Benitez’s first transfer window when Blues boss saw him spend less than £ 2million with four of his new faces coming free.

Financial Fair Play constraints ensured it was Everton’s lowest summer spending in a decade and a return to the days of forced austerity, as David Moyes used to describe meetings with United’s nouveau riche ‘noisy neighbors’ City as “taking a knife to a shot.”

Considering that what these clubs shot out to go into this campaign was like a butter knife going up against a bazooka.

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Rafa Benítez with goal scorers Andros Townsend, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure after Everton’s draw at Manchester United

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