"Sometimes Pogba plays very well, sometimes he plays well and sometimes he doesn't play well". "I don't think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing.I think Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit".
Anthony Martial opened scoring for Manchester United with a superb curling effort from 20 yards in the 57th minute before Jesse Lingard struck a brilliant shot from outside the area beyond Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.
United stepped up a gear and two minutes later Paul Pogba's speculative strike from distance took a slight nick off Davies as it dropped just wide of the far post.
Lukaku isn't the only player United have capable of leading the line and Martial needs to prove that consistently so Mourinho can utilise his options more effectively in the remaining months of the season, allowing the Belgian to rediscover his earlier form when he was fresher.
With draws against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton over the past week, the festive period has been disappointing for United and the title is likely out of reach.
Mourinho respects Scholes as a “phenomenal” player he does not have time for his punditry
Having initially thought the 24-year-old would miss Friday night's third-round tie with Derby too, Mourinho now thinks Lukaku could be available to him. "We played with a lot of midfielders but, in another game, we may need more wingers, so we can not complain because we have a fantastic squad and [have] no excuses when we draw or lose".
As a result, the Portuguese manager has confirmed he won't be trying that again until they're both a peak physical fitness. "If he's 25 per cent as successful, he'll be quite happy".
Mourinho also suggested that several former United players have an agenda against his team as they long for a return to the club, something he is not prepared to accommodate. We had to stop him playing because he was saying "I feel fantastic, I should go and play".
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen this.
United now sit at the second place in the Premier League table, 12 points behind their rivals Manchester City - having played one extra game than City and third-placed Chelsea.
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