Everton’s final warm-up match for the 2021/22 scoreline was an afternoon to forget in terms of the scoreline for Blues as they crashed to a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United but there were several interesting vignettes to take from the trip to Old Trafford.
Here are a few moments you might have missed from the friendly against their Premier League rivals.
Merseyside versus Manchester rivalry reignited
There’s an interesting dynamic between fans of Everton and Manchester United that is somewhat different than the one that exists between United supporters and their old foes Liverpool.
While direct transfers between Old Trafford and Anfield have been a no-go area since the late Phil Chisnall signed for Bill Shankly over 57 years ago, many players have gone down the well-trodden path of the East Lancs Road to Goodison Park.
However, a mutual disdain of Kopites certainly doesn’t mean Everton and United fans are somehow bosom buddies.
When they need to be, the Evertonian fanbase can always…