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Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday, with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scoring either side of half-time at Old Trafford.

It wasn’t a straightforward victory for Manchester United as Everton pulled one back from the spot, leading United to nervously cling on to a 2-1 win.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic wants Manchester United to be more clinical in front of goals and kill games off.

“Of course it is very important for us to win today,” Matic said after United’s 2-1 victory over Everton.

“As you know, Everton is a very good team.

“We were unlucky that we didn’t win against Chelsea in the last second and, as you saw, in this game also in the last minute we had some trouble after a corner kick.

“We didn’t want to allow this to happen again, so we are happy for the win, we are happy for the three points and I hope that this win will give us more confidence for the future.

“I think in some moments of the game we showed good football. We should, how we like to say, kill the game with the goal, but we didn’t score and when you don’t score this happens.

“Obviously in the Premier League every team has quality to hurt you, so we knew they would try to score.

“And they scored from the penalty, but we managed to control until the end and to win.”