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Wayne Rooney claims Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho was the best player in 2-0 win against Everton

Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday to return to winning ways in the Premier League.

The Red Devils headed into the game on the back of consecutive league defeats against Fulham and Manchester City.

While they did not perform well against the Toffees, they finished the job and picked up all three points.

Argentine forward Alejandro Garnacho deservedly won the man-of-the-match award after a terrific performance.

Man United legend Wayne Rooney was pleased with what he saw, praising him after the game.

Garnacho was caught by rash challenges by James Tarkowski and Ben Godfrey in the Everton box in the first half, and Man United were awarded a penalty on each occasion.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford converted from the spot in the 12th and 36th minutes to secure the win for the Red Devils.

Everton became the fifth side in six Premier League games to have at least 20 shots against them.

Man United are in sixth place after 28 games, eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa who have played one less game.

They must win all their remaining ten games if they want to play in the elite Europe competition next season.

They return to Premier League action after the international break against Brentford on March 30, with league games against Chelsea, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Newcastle United to follow.

They face Sheffield United, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion in their remaining league games.

Failure to pick up much-needed points in those remaining fixtures could see them miss out on the Champions League.