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Rafael Benitez delighted with Everton's 'near-perfect' start but insists his team can 'still improve' despite being level on points with leaders Manchester United

Rafael Benitez is pleased with Everton's 'near-perfect' start to the season but insists there remains plenty of room for improvement.

The unbeaten Toffees are fourth in the Premier League table after four matches - level on points with leaders Manchester United.

A draw at Leeds are the only points dropped by Benitez's team and the Everton boss is hoping his side can maintain their momentum when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Rafael Benitez is delighted with the start Everton have made to the Premier League campaign
A rousing comeback against Burnley saw the Toffees move above Manchester City into fourth

'I wouldn't say it is perfect as we drew a game, near perfect maybe, but it is very pleasing as it is not easy when there is a change of manager to expect the team to do well,' said Benitez, who took charge at Goodison Park in the summer.