Substitute Fellaini gave away a penalty right at the end of the game to gift Everton a 1-1 draw.
United had Jose Mourinho back on the touchline after his ban. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sixth goal in five games in the 42nd minute looked to have given United the victory. The goal came from Anthony Martial’s long ball forward. Maarten Stekelenburg decided to run out to meet Ibrahimovic, so he lobbed the ball over his head. The lob hit the bar and post before going in. Earlier in the half, Marcos Rojo was lucky not to have been sent off for a two-footed lunge on Idrissa Gueye.
In the second half, United pressed for a second goal to seal the win. Ander Herrera struck the bar and they couldn’t find that second goal. After this, Everton started to attack more and have some chances. Kevin Mirallas, Gueye and Enner Valencia all tested David de Gea, but couldn’t beat him. In the 85th minute, Mourinho decided to bring Fellaini on for his 100th United appearance to help hold on for the win. But, his first real action was fouling Gueye in the area, with Leighton Bainea scoring the penalty.
United are sixth in the league with 21 points from 14 points. They have now dropped seven points from goals conceded in the final 10 minutes, which iss more than any other side.
Next up for United are Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League, Thursday, the 8th of December, which they only have to avoid defeat in to go through. Next up in the league, is a home game against Tottenham Sunday, the 11th of December.