The 2020/21 Premier League fixture list has been released, with the season kicking off on September 12th. As with the...
Manchester United v Everton
A week ago the prospects for both Manchester United and Everton looked pretty bleak, particularly in comparison to the two teams they share their cities with. But what a difference a few days makes.
The vultures were circling around Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked incapable of transforming their promise into Premier League points, and they faced the double whammy of a rejuvenated Tottenham and a trip to Manchester City in the space of four days. Some in the media were already installing Mauricio Pochettino in the Old Trafford hotseat. But cometh the hour, cometh the (former) baby-faced assassin. A big home win against Mourinho’s Spurs was backed up by a stunning victory against their neighbours at the Etihad. Yes they were hanging on at the end, but that’s to be expected against what Solskjaer described post-match as “the best team in the world”. United face AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday, before returning to Premier League action at 2pm on Sunday against Everton.
United will have looked at these three league fixtures a week ago and thought the visit of Liverpool’s blue team would have been the easiest on paper. But they weren’t in a position at the time to consider the Big Dunc factor. For once at Old Trafford the Ferguson everyone will be interested in is Duncan, not Sir Alex. Both men are probably capable of stripping wallpaper using little more than a stare and a verbal volley, but in the space of one game Everton fans have seen that intensity and passion can also bring positive results on the pitch.
You’d have to be cold-hearted not to have been moved by the sight of Big Dunc haring down the touchline, gathering up a ballboy and punching the air in celebration, as Everton saw off Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in some style. If he can rouse his troops to take on United with the same vigour then this match is all set up to be a fantastic clash. And if Everton manage to take all three points back down the M62 with them, you can expect a Christmas bonanza on Everton sweatbands.
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