Eric Bailly's return could not stop Manchester United slipping to a 3-1 defeat against Division 1 leaders Everton at Leigh Sports Village, in a match of four penalties.
The central defender played 58 minutes in his first United appearance of 2017 after playing for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations .
Everton's Liam Walsh had an early spot-kick saved by Joel Pereira before Courtney Duffus put the visitors ahead.
Josh Harrop fired a United penalty over the bar before Demi Mitchell converted from the spot to equalise.
However, substitute Bassala Sambou scored twice, his second a penalty, to give Everton three points that extended their lead over Manchester City at the top to six points and left United in mid-table.
See: PL2 Division 1 table
See: Everton report