Manchester United makes no impression, but for Everton is that the impression is created, it has been wiped out. What kind of game will this?
Everton: Soon will probably reinvested
It is not at Everton. The Toffees currently occupy seventh place and that is a great achievement, but Everton have won for a while or not at all played well. The fans are not spoiled and it is expected that Ronald Koeman in the next transfer window should resume investing heavily in its selection. Whether that is the solution, of course, remains to be seen. But it happens too often that if certain players did their do not, then Everton is not worth much.
One of those players is Romelu Lukaku. If the Belgian striker to hold his form, he is unstoppable and he shows better football throughout the team. But if he does not have the form, such as last weekend against Southampton, you will see that reflected in the full game which plays Everton. Everton also lost 1-0 at Southampton and had his chances, but was no time convincing in the game. You never felt that there really was something to pick for Everton. On the other hand it was also not true that Southampton was so dominant, so if Everton have had its day … yes, if.
Everton had in his last eight games can hold a total of 24 points, but grabbed a total of only six. This while Everton in his first five games thirteen of the fifteen possible points managed to scrape together. It indicates that Everton have lost form, and has not yet been found. If the trust is there, then the team has a lot of potential and footballing ability. So it is waiting for a convincing victory at Everton, so that confidence returns.
Probable lineup Everton
Stekelenburg, Coleman, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Barry, Gueye, Lennon, Barkley, Bolasie, Lukaku
Manchester United: Where’s this going?
It should be clear by now that Manchester United is not the Manchester United of old. Old Trafford seems to turn into a trainer cemetery, where one after another big name casualty. Jose Mourinho does statistically worse than David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, and that is remarkable. Why is United in the semi-finals of the League Cup since winning it last week knew 4-1 West Ham United – United same opponent that a few days earlier was still 1-1.
In-house United did not come by West Ham. United seemed after a few minutes already at 0-1, but after 21 minutes Zlatan scored the equalizer. United then went into the remainder of the game in search of the winning goal, but also by excellent goalkeeping by Darren Randolph who never came. After the game, the most talked about was Jose Mourinho, who disagreed with the referee’s decision to give Pogba yellow for diving. He kicked a water bottle down and was for the second time in a month sent to the stands.
Fortunately, there is also to report something good for United because Zlatan appears again found their way to the goal to have. At the weekend he made the 1-1 against West Ham and he came for the first time since the first two games of the season to score in two consecutive games. Midweek he was still thin too, so the counter is now at three matches in a row. He and Paul Pogba still seem to find each other better; any duo in the Premier League now has created more opportunities for each other than these two.
Probable formation Manchester United
De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial, Ibrahimovic