The striker found the net early in the second half to secure three points for his side and keep them in a strong position in the fight for a top four finish in the Premier League
Anthony Martial struck Manchester United’s 1000th Premier League goal at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal’s side maintained their push for the Champions League places with a 1-0 win over Everton.
Following an uneventful first half and a wave of Everton pressure to begin the second period, United became the first team to reach the landmark when Marcus Rashford and substitute Timothy Fosu-Mensah combined to set up Martial’s 13th goal for United this season.
The win moves the hosts back within a point of fourth-placed rivals Manchester City, who they beat immediately before the international break, with seven matches remaining for each side.
Everton hit the crossbar through captain Phil Jagielka shortly after Martial’s strike but could not avoid a first Premier League defeat on the road since October.
Roberto Martinez’s side remain 12th with eight league matches to play and could face United again in the FA Cup semi-final later this month if Van Gaal’s men negotiate a quarter-final replay at West Ham.