Manchester United face a trip to Everton in a Super Sunday clash. Liverpool’s stalemate with West Brom means that should United overcome Everton, the top 4 would getting that much close to being secured with United sitting 10 points ahead with Liverpool having one game in hand.
Following their surprising challenge for the top 4 themselves last season, which saw them finish above Manchester United, Everton’s season this time around has been one to forget. Having said that, their form has picked up recently, and Martinez will be hoping for a positive end to the season with a top 10 finish being the target.
As far as Manchester United are concerned, the trip to Goodison Park won’t be as simple as the league table might suggest. Everton have a good record at getting the better of United in their recent meetings, and at times when the Reds are desperately in need of a result. Just cast your mind back as recently as last season, where the Toffees completed the double over United, the latter proving to be David Moyes’ last game in charge at Manchester United.
United go into the game with 6 wins in their last 7, following defeat at the hands of Chelsea. But form isn’t the issue, injuries continue to plague United once again with Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick confirmed as casualties, and Daley Blind set to miss out also.
The game is likely to produce yet another classic show between the two, as is often the case. Manchester United scraped past the Merseyside club in the fixture earlier this year, thanks to David De Gea’s heroics in a tight 2-1 win at Old Trafford. However this time around Louis van Gaal will hope for an easier ride to secure the 2nd match of a season double gaining revenge for last year.