Everton manager Marco Silva believes his side were undisputedly the “best team” throughout the entire match of their 4-0 victory over Manchester United.
The Toffees outclassed United at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and were already two goals going into the break, thanks to Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott then stepped up in the second half to get on the scoresheet and wrap up a stunning 4-0 win for Everton.
The three points enabled Silva’s side to move up to seventh place in the Premier League table for the time being.
“It was a very good performance and we were the best team from the first minute,” Silva told evertontv.
“I am really pleased with what we did. We scored good goals and had fantastic support from our fans.
“We worked as a team from the first minute and scored in important moments of the game.
“We played with quality, were solid without the ball and earned an important three points. It was a strong answer after our last result and performance [2-0 defeat at Fulham].
“Even with the early goal we scored, we kept pressing Manchester United high. We never gave them the chance to feel comfortable.
“In this way, we can keep clean sheets against these types of teams, be comfortable and give our goalkeeper a quiet afternoon.”
The Portuguese coach insists that Everton must retain their full focus on finishing the remainder of the campaign on a high note.
“We have to keep looking at this season,” said Silva.
“We have our goal to achieve and it has never changed. We have to keep fighting, to prove our quality in every match.
“But it is important to give this good feeling to our fans. I want our players to enjoy the moment – and our supporters also.
“I want our players resting tomorrow and preparing to work really hard to get ready for the next game.
“We have many things to keep fighting for. It is important for us to keep this run, to keep playing well and achieving good results – and to finish the season in a good spot.”
— Everton (@Everton) April 21, 2019