Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said Cristiano Ronaldo was telling his teammates to do whatever it takes to stop Everton’s counter-attacking goal on Saturday.
United played out a 1-1 draw against Rafa Benitez’s men at Old Trafford.
Andros Townsend’s second-half strike cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener.
In the 65th minute, from a United corner, Demarai Gray escaped from Fred and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to find Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Doucoure put Townsend through on goal and the winger calmly slot the ball past David de Gea with United’s defence helpless.
Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “Man United at that time, Cristiano says take him early in the play, the foreign teams are cute in those positions and counter-attacks with cheeky fouls would’ve stopped and prevented that.
“You can see him there, telling them “take him out, smash him’.”