Goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured victory for the ‘Red Devils’
Speaking after the game, Matic hailed the victory as “very important”, particularly having been left disappointed after Chelsea’s last-ditch leveler last weekend.
“Of course it is very important for us to win today,” he said. “As you know, Everton is a very good team.
“We were unlucky that we didn’t win against Chelsea in the last second and, as you saw, in this game also in the last minute we had some trouble after a corner kick.
“We didn’t want to allow this to happen again, so we are happy for the win, we are happy for the three points and I hope that this win will give us more confidence for the future.
“I think in some moments of the game we showed good football. We should, how we like to say, kill the game with the goal, but we didn’t score and when you don’t score this happens.
“Obviously in the Premier League every team has quality to hurt you, so we knew they would try to score.
“And they scored from the penalty, but we managed to control until the end and to win.
“I think we deserved to win this game, but they tried to risk it. They went up front with seven, eight players to risk and after that, we had a counter-attack, I think it was Anthony Martial, to score the third one.
“But this is football, we accept that and, in the end, the most important is the result.”
Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic also said that he felt United were indeed improving after a hugely frustrating start to the campaign.
“I think that we improve,” he insisted.
“We work very well during the week and I think that we improve. Also, the other teams improve, they work also.
“Sometimes they don’t allow you to do what you want to do, so I think that we improved but still we have to show that in the next games.”