Manchester United defeated Cyprus side Omonia Nicosia 3-1 in the Europa League after going down by a goal in the first half.
Introducing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the second did the trick for Erik Ten Hag’s side. Two goals from Marcus Rashford and a goal from Anthony Martial ensured Manchester United earned all the three points.
Erik Ten Hag started the game with a front three of Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Antony. However, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believe Erik Ten Hag should drop Jadon Sancho and Antony for their Premier League clash with Everton after they failed to impress against Omonia Nicosia.
He expects Erik Ten Hag to start Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial against Everton on Sunday.
What did Paul Scholes say?
Asked if he expects Ronaldo to start against Everton on Sunday, He said: “I can on Sunday, yeah.
“I think the impression the two subs [Rashford and Martial] have made tonight with Cristiano as well.
“There aren’t a lot of games Cristiano will be able to play in, but I think Everton could be one of them.
“It’s not a massive pitch. He won’t have to be sprinting out everywhere, working the channels.
“When he’s got two wide lads who have got goals in them, I think the two wide lads that played today, Jadon Sancho and Antony, I know Antony scored on Sunday [against Man City], but I think Martial and Rashford look more dangerous.
“I think they’ve got a little bit more about them. They can go either way. They’re quick, defenders will be frightened to death of them.
“Cristiano, okay, he had a lot of chances tonight. It didn’t quite work for him. It wasn’t quite his night, but that won’t happen for long with Cristiano. If he gets chances, if he gets chances on Sunday, he will score.”
Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves agrees with Paul Scholes on the idea of playing Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial against Everton on Sunday.
He added: ‘They linked up really well, Marcus and Cristiano.
“Marcus is great running with the ball and it’s a really good run from Cristiano [for United’s equaliser]. It’s nice to see them linking up. Often we see them at times both having shots.
‘I think they can link up together with Martial, Marcus and Cristiano through the middle because they can play wide.
‘It’s nice to see Marcus being really positive because I think when he runs with the ball he’s actually almost impossible to play against, he’s quick, he’s strong, he’s a good striker of the ball, with Martial and Cristiano there’re options there to be positive about.”