Robin van Persie makes his return after over a month out, replacing Wayne Rooney who looks to be limping as he leaves the pitch. The day just gets worse for United.


An excellent save from De Gea keeps Everton from getting a fourth. Mirallas glides in from the left, easily stepping out of the way from Blind, who has had an awful game. The Belgian takes aim and shoots from 25 yards out but he is denied by a fine save from the Spaniard.


Oh dear, Valencia. Barkley's hopeful ball loops over the United defence and is left by Lukaku, who was stood in an offside position. Mirallas is on though and races onto the ball with the United right back stood still appealing for the linesman's flag. One on one with De Gea, the Belgian tucks a neat finish into the bottom corner. Dreadful stuff from United now.


Goal! Everton 3-0 Manchester United (Kevin Mirallas)


Di Maria spots the run of Falcao and lifts a ball in from the right. It's a difficult header for the Colombian to take on, however, and he can't get quite enough on his looping header to beat Howard.


Young is penalised for fouling Lennon as he tried to cut inside the Everton winger. Baffling decision from the referee Andre Marriner.

That break in play however allows van Gaal to make another chance with Di Maria entering the fray in place of Mata.


The first 15 minutes of this half has drifted by United; they are in desperate need of a spark. Will Angel Di Maria get the nod soon?


Everton are happy to sit back but continue to look dangerous on the counter. Lukaku shows some wonderful skill down the inside left flank to ease past Valencia and drill a ball across goal, but there is no one on the end of it and Lennon is unable to keep the ball in play.


United have picked up from where they left off, dominating possession but failing to pick their way through Everton. Shaw's overlapping run almost manages it however, cutting the ball back to Mata inside the box but his meek shot is blocked.


And we are back underway for the second half with United making one change as Radamel Falcao enters the fray in place of Fellaini.


HALF TIME: Everton 2-0 Manchester United


Everton win another corner but this time it's overhit and Blind can bring the ball out.


Third time's a charm for the home side as John Stones towers above Valencia to thump home a terrific header off the underside of the bar!


Goal! Everton 2-0 Manchester United (John Stones, 34)


It's a third successive corner for Everton now after headers out by Fellaini and then Rooney...


Seamus Coleman suddenly finds himself in acres of space out on the right with Lukaku free in the middle! His cross is an accurate on, but Smalling is back in a nick of time to divert it out for a corner.


Valencia again does well out on the right, springing clear of Baines before floating a ball into the box. Rooney chests it down to Young but he shanks a fairly poor shot over the bar, not troubling Howard in the slightest.


Everton are rarely getting a sniff at the minute but when they do, they aren't helping themselves. Barry this time concedes possession, allowing United to again shift the ball to the left where Young whips in a cross that goes out for a corner. It comes to nothing, however, when Fellaini is penalised on the edge of the box.


Herrera combines with Rooney on the edge of the box before trying to dance his way past a cluster of Everton shirts. He manages it well, but then tries to shift the ball back onto his right, allowing Stones to step across and cut out the space for the shot.


Fellaini is fouled out on the right and United have the free kick. Mata takes it, clipping one into Smalling but his flicked header is again straight at Howard. United have responded well to going behind, you feel there are definitely more goals in this.


Again, United come down the left as Shaw bursts past Coleman and into the box. Howard is out and just about gets there first to slide the ball away and Everton clear.


Now Lukaku threatens to cause problems in the United box, forcing Smalling to concede the corner.


More neat up play from United. Shaw plays the ball inside to Fellaini, who shifts it to Rooney on the edge of the box. Reading the danger around him he swivels and instead tees up a shot for Blind, but his effort is a poor one, driven straight into Howard's arms.


Fellaini is given a stern warning by the referee after a clumsy challenge on McCarthy. He doesn't take the advice on board however and moments later the Belgian is booked for a late challenge on Barkley.