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Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Worrying afternoon for new Toffees boss Rafael Benitez

Mason Greenwood used a defensive mix-up to give Manchester United the lead after eight minutes

Rafael Benitez avoided significant fan backlash at Old Trafford but the new Everton manager had a troubling afternoon when Manchester United easily won their last pre-season game 4-0.

In the former Liverpool manager’s first game in front of a significant number of Everton fans since his controversial appointment, a video was posted on social media of some supporters singing “sacked in the morning”.

However, there have been no sustained chants against Benitez, even if, according to this evidence, he has a considerable job on his hands.

Richarlison will be playing his 15th international match in a demanding summer Brazil defeated Spain in the Olympic final and Dominic Calvert-Lewin was absent with a foot injury, Everton couldn’t find an answer as United struck three times in the first half hour.

Mason Greenwood’s start was particularly alarming for Everton when England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford headed a back pass from Lucas Digne right in front of the United striker’s feet.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team lacked new signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, but still had too much time for Everton.

Elsewhere, two goals from Dwight Gayle after Matt Ritchie opened the scorer saw Newcastle United overcome Norwich City 3-0 at St. James’ Park.

At the London Stadium, Said Benrahma was involved in both goals West Ham beat Atalanta 2-0.

Benrahma put Mikhail Antonio in first place on the Hammers before the break, and a late header from the winger went past Pablo Fornals to complete the win.

Wilfried Zaha scored twice and was captain Crystal palace in a 3-1 win against Watford.

Troy Deeney scored a goal for the Hornets after Zaha Palace took a 2-0 lead and Christian Benteke sealed the win with a header.

England goalkeeper Nick Pope was on duty for Burnley for the first time since knee surgery in May, but couldn’t prevent LaLiga club Cadiz from winning 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Brentfords Preparations for their first season in the Premier League ended with a 2-1 win over Valencia. Ethan Pinnock and Frank Onyeka scored for the Bees after Diego Lopez gave the Spanish guests the lead.

Leeds United Europa League winners Villarreal to a 2-2 draw.

Goals from Mateusz Klich and Patrick Bamford gave Leeds a 2-1 lead during the break after Robin Koch conceded an own goal in the first minute. Dani Raba brought Unai Emery’s team a late draw.

Athletic overcame Bilbao Southampton 3-1 at St. Mary’s, while Brighton was beaten 2-0 by Getafe and Wolves lost 0-1 in the last friendly against Celta Vigo.

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