‘Everton Pickford is back’: Fans poke fun at England’s no.1 following pre-season howler vs Man United
Man United vs Everton
Manchester United and Everton are currently facing off in a pre-season meeting at Old Trafford.
The game will be the final tie for both sides before they kick off their respective 2021/22 Premier League campaigns.
Both outfits would put out pretty strong elevens to start the game, though a few heavy hitters did also miss out for both sides:
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At present, it is Manchester United who have very much enjoyed the better of the game.
With less than 30 minutes played, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found themselves 3-0 up thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.
Maguire head in United’s second of the day from a corner and Fernandes scored a free-kick for the 3rd. But it is the first goal of the day that has since caught the eye of fans.
Lucas Digne would head the ball fairly slowly back into the path of Jordan Pickford.
However, the Everton keeper was unable to control, instead spilling the ball into the path of Mason Greenwood who knocked it past Pickford to make it 1-0.
Said error has since seen Pickford become the but of the joke on social media this afternoon.
Pickford had a superb Euro 2020 with England, conceding just two goals all tournament and giving a good account of himself in the penalty shootout vs Italy in the final.
But the issue with Pickford has, for some time, been that he is great for England – he was at both the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 – and then very error-prone for Everton.
And now, fans have taken to social media to poke fun at the shot-stopper, with the overriding joke that ‘Everton Pickford’ is back:
Pickford back to his Everton form it seems 👀 pic.twitter.com/VmGMu7M3fB
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) August 7, 2021
Yes. Everton Pickford is well an truly back
— Mick (@Mick79331978432) August 7, 2021
Everton Pickford is back 😂
— Rich Gartland (@RichGartlandBBR) August 7, 2021
England Pickford and Everton Pickford are different people! – confidence in his back line perhaps? #MUNEVE
— Vikki (@vikkisu) August 7, 2021
Welcome back Everton Pickford
— ash (@ash18282378) August 7, 2021
Good to see Everton Pickford is back https://t.co/CKb2efstlf
— Harry Sepede 🔰 (@HarrySepede) August 7, 2021
Pickford back to his usual self for Everton 🤡 🤣
— Johnny Keenaghan (@JohnnyKeenaghan) August 7, 2021
Pickford back to being Everton Pickford
— Nahian (@A_N_BD) August 7, 2021