Everton manager hails the fan support following Manchester United defeat

Everton manager Marco Silva has hailed the support from the fans in the aftermath of the 2-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester United. The Toffees had come into the game with three league wins on the bounce but they could not prolong the run at Old Trafford where they missed a number of key chances to find the scoresheet.

As such, they had to succumb to their first defeat of the month but the supporters were appreciative of the efforts of the team throughout the game. Speaking to Everton TV, Silva was pleased with the performance of his side on the road and feels were satisfied despite their failure to pick up three points on the day.

He said: “We are improving as a team. We are able to compete in this type of game and that is really important for us. It shows that we are growing as a team. The players are believing in the messages that we are giving to them. They are working hard in the week to perform at the level that we saw against Manchester United. You could see the fans giving them an ovation at the end of the match and that reflects that. The fans were unhappy at the result, like us, but they kept believing in us and for sure we will be stronger again next week.”

With the feat, Everton have dropped to ninth on the table behind Manchester United but they have the opportunity to redeem themselves when Brighton & Hove Albion make the trip to Goodison Park next weekend. Thereafter, the Toffees have difficult away games at Chelsea and Liverpool to contend but between those, they are scheduled to face Cardiff City in their home patch. The Bluebird have struggled to make a solid start since their Premier League comeback and they are currently just ahead of the drop zone on goal difference to Fulham.

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