Man United came from behind to beat Frank Lampard’s side, that had gone seven games without a defeat, at the Goodison Park on Sunday evening.
Alex Iwobi scored first but goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough to hand Manchester United the reaction they needed after last weekend’s embarrassing 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.
The Toffees pushed for a late equaliser but the visitors held their ground firmly and returned back to Old Trafford with vital three points.
Bruno Fernandes believes his side played as a team, did really well in the first half but conceded that United could have played better in the last 20 minutes.
Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “This is what it is about, togetherness, make the best for the team. We conceded a goal from nothing but we played really well in the first half. In the last 20 minutes of the second half we could do better but good to get back on the winning track.
“We want to show this spirit and togetherness, this is what made us win four games in a row and get this win.”
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career club goal when he scored his first goal from open play this season against Everton.
Fernandes said of his compatriot’s new record: “It is tough still counting goals for Ronaldo because every week seems like a new record. He has been working hard to get this goal. Today he got the goal and the win and that is the most important for him, that the team won.”
Erik ten Hag admitted he loves the attitude his side showed after they went behind early in the game at Goodison Park.
“We were quickly 1-0 down, but the reaction of the team was good. Also, one of our aims [is to] deal better with set-backs. They stayed composed, the first 35 minutes were quite impressive,” said Ten Hag.