Everton’s Marco Silva accuses Anthony Martial of diving for penalty

The group met Mourinho and first team stars at the club's Carrington training ground on Saturday before cheering the Red Devils on to a 2-1 win over the Toffees.

Martial, who has scored four goals in seven Premier League games this season, was named as the man of the match after the game - and he admitted that he is happy with how he has been performing of late.

The Belgian striker has been on a poor run of form and hasn't scored in his last eight games. In football it's hard to feed that relation with managers, because our life is not an easy one and it's not like we can have conversations or be together every day or every week, but he's a good boy.

The margin should ultimately have been greater but Martial finally let his standard slip in the 94th minute, failing to beat Pickford in a one-on-one. "A good result for us is always thinking we can win the game".

"It took quite a long time to understand what we want from him", Mourinho said after the match. Lukaku replaced Rashford with half an hour left on the clock which could and should have provided him with the opportunity to get off the mark. I think he can, I think the goalkeepers don't move and they are waiting for his decision so I think he probably has to learn from that.

Lineker wrote on Twitter during the game: "Terrific finish from Martial".

Pogba gave away the ball cheaply in midfield, allowing Sigurdsson to put Richarlison through on goal, who was brought down clumsily by Chris Smalling in the box. The rapid pace of the game seemed to inhibit the Serbian's natural game and he was often bypassed by the likes of Sigurdsson and Richarlison. Pogba's spot-kick was initially saved by Jordan Pickford, but the Frenchman was fortunate to poke in the rebound, putting the Red Devils 1-0 up.

Groans around the ground ensued as Pogba took over nine seconds to strike the ball.

There was no dispute about Martial's second goal, after 49 minutes, as he gathered a short pass from Pogba and curled a superb 18-yard shot past Pickford.

A fine run by Gomes saw him feed Coleman and then get on the end of the cross, but as with earlier headers, his effort had neither enough power or direction to overly trouble De Gea.

Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira and Fred also met the young players, whose predicament attracted worldwide attention last July.

Sigurdsson and Richarlison then linked well to send Bernard clean through on goal and, after managing to round De Gea, the Brazilian appeared poised to convert into the open net only to hit the side-netting from a tight angle.

  • Steve Townsend