Cape Town - Marco Silva revealed his disappointment at the
lack of credit Everton received after thrashing Manchester United 4-0 in the
The Toffees followed up wins over Chelsea and Arsenal in
recent weeks by dismantling United at Goodison Park, but much of the fallout
centred on the shortcomings of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Silva was typically phlegmatic when asked whether he felt
Everton's achievement had been glossed over but said: "It is up to you (the
media) to give the right credit and to look for both teams, not just for one.
"But I cannot change anything, it's not my job. What I can
tell you and it is easy for me to understand is when we didn't achieve the good
results, it's because it's our fault. Maybe when we achieve good results it's
because it's the fault of the others.
"You analyse the game, I do my job and analyse the game with
my players. When things are going wrong, I'm the first one to take
responsibility and when we achieve good results it's up to us to analyse the
"I don't know if (the win over United) was the best
(performance of the season) or not, it was one of the best.
"We did really well, we performed well, we were clinical and
assertive in the last third and in important moments of the match."
Richarlison started the rout last Sunday with a magnificent
acrobatic overhead kick but was later withdrawn, clutching his left side as he
went off minutes after half-time.
Silva revealed Richarlison is a "major doubt" to face
Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon while Theo Walcott, the Brazilian
striker's replacement against United and who completed the scoring, is
struggling with sickness.
However, Lucas Digne, another on the scoresheet last
weekend, has recovered from a knock he suffered which forced his late
withdrawal while Yerry Mina has resumed full training.
Speaking at his press conference - broadcast on Everton's
website - to preview the trip to Palace, Silva added: "Lucas is OK but
Richarlison is a major doubt for us.
"He tried yesterday (Wednesday) to work with us and again
today. We will see how he reacts tomorrow.
"Theo was sick this morning, so we will also see how he
"Yerry Mina started training with the team at the beginning
of the week and is doing well."