Everton wouldn’t be easy as they had claimed a point each on their last two visits at Old Trafford – but Sir Alex Ferguson and men wouldn’t miss out on holding that diminutive but indispensable advantage of three points over the Blues: Coming back from injury Chiristiano Ronaldo put the Reds’ up front with a brilliant strike, which was followed by rare goals from Patrice Evra and John O’Shea dumping Everton 3-1 at home. Red Devils squandered the opportunity to go six points clear of the reigning champions Chelsea at the weekend when the two English giants collided but only to end with no eventual winner – it was a game that brought out the best of both and the wooliness of the Reds’: they may be the League leaders but one aspect of the game they lack is the bench strength of the finishers, Manchester United can boost of its enigmatic strikers Rooney, Saha and Ronaldo but what if the three are unfit? The Man Utd’s apathy in the striking zone was well illustrated in the game. There were some crucial changes in the squad with Louis Saha and Paul Scholes on the bench owing to which Man Utd struggled to find that leaders rhythm, beginning the game slowly initial lacking the fire they had exhibited against the Blues, though Ronaldo’s strike from the 20 yard mark in the 39th minute ended the log-jam. Everton found it difficult to curtail the aspiring champions, missing the expertise of their top two scorers Andy Johnson and Tim Cahill. Patrice Evra scored his first Premiership goal for the Reds’ securing the game with John O’Shea hammering the last nail to the coffin, flicking home a close ranger two minutes from time.