With a line up that included the likes of Wes Brown and Anderson, it was Oliver Norwood who stole the show with a goal in each half to take United within just a point of league leaders Wigan despite having 3 more games to play.
Norwood ran the show with a superb range of passing creating chances for Obertan and Bebe whilst Anderson forced a good save from Everton’s keeper but it would be Norwood that broke the deadlock on the 40th minute when United were awarded a penalty after Scott Wootton was clearly pushed by Aristote Nsiala as he waited to nod in what would have been an easy chance.
Norwood duly dispatched sending the keeper the wrong way to give United the lead before the break.
Norwood was playing like he had a point to prove and went close to getting a second in the second period as well as preventing Everton from getting back into the game as he cleared an effort from them off the line.
But when his second came though it was in spectacular fashion.
After some tricky play from Obertan, he found Bebe who delicately touched the ball into Norwood’s path and his dipping effort from the edge of the box had Everton’s keeper beat as soon as it left his foot.
Norwood, in search of a third, went close again as did sub Davide Petrucci but the game was to end 2-0 as United breath down the neck of table toppers Wigan, who having played all their games are just 1 point ahead.