In one of the most anticipated games of the season so far, top-of-the-table leaders, Manchester United play host to Everton, where they hope to continue their winning streak.
The match will see United’s ex-top-goal scorer Wayne Rooney return for the first time to his former club’s training ground, and this will likely prove to be a fairly controversial appearance, for both fans, and United’s team, alike.
Manchester United look to be very hard to beat as of now, and with Romelu Lukaku celebrating the second goal during United’s last Premier League game, against West Ham United, the team, and the fans appear in good spirits.
Indeed, it will likely come down to a striker-v-striker game, with Rooney and Lukaku both determined to score winners – and the Belgian has certainly got the form to cause Everton fans to be worries. Indeed, a 6-goal season so far sees him averaging one goal per game, which, at the current time of writing, is the best performance of the season, so far.
Mourinho is also unlikely to want to take any chances – desperate to maintain their top-of-the-table position they currently hold – and for this reason, it’s likely that we’ll see United field their best team, right from the beginning.
United also have the benefit of playing at their home ground – something that’s benefited them so far this season, with no goals conceded so far this season; three wins, and one draw from their last four games in the Premier League sees Manchester United the clear favourites.
Everyone on the other hand cannot be dismissed so lightly, and while their season hasn’t yet gone to plan, their new striker – Rooney – has proved to be a valuable asset for the club, having proved himself to be a worthwhile investment for the team.
Having cinched a win recently over Stoke City, Everton have, however, failed to win any of their last five games across all competitions – which means the away team come into the match with an appalling form. However, this could all change with the right performance – and as is so often the case with football… it’s more than a distinct possibility!
While the money’s clearly on United, Everton could surprise fans – and with Rooney likely to get riled up from playing at his former home-ground, we may well see the match take a surprising turn… although only time will be the true teller!