Sunday was a big day for Manchester United as they attempted to bounce back from the 3-0 humbling they received at the hands of Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Catalans outclassed the Red Devils in every department to ensure that they exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage without a whimper, going down 4-0 on aggregate.
Worryingly for new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that loss ensured that United had been beaten in 5 of their last 7 matches in all competitions heading into Sunday's encounter with Marco Silva's in-form Everton. It looked like a potential banana skin on paper but it was a game that they had to win in order to ramp up the pressure on those above them in the race for a top four finish - but what followed was a complete abomination.
Solskjaer's men never got going on Merseyside and delivered one of the most abject performances we've ever seen from a Manchester United side. They were thrashed 4-0 by the Toffees and quite frankly it could've been more, such was the extent of the Red Devils' shocking defending.
It was an afternoon that everyone involved with the club will want to forget ASAP and it ended with Solskjaer having to apologise to the travelling supporters, who would've been furious with what they saw. With Arsenal and Tottenham both dropping points over the weekend they missed a massive opportunity to steal a march on their rivals and put their destiny in their own hands.
Instead they now have a massive Manchester derby on the horizon which if they lose, could all but end of their hopes of Champions League football for next season along with allowing City to potentially get one hand on the title. They also have Chelsea to come on Sunday, so this week is about as big as it gets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his misfiring side can't afford any more slip-ups.