Everton v Manchester United in Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime with the focus very much on striker Wayne Rooney, after a headline-making week. Wayne Rooney was dropped from Manchester United’s squad for Saturday’s match at former club Everton because manager Alex Ferguson feared fans would abuse the striker who is facing an alleged sex scandal.
Last season, Everton won 3-1 in this fixture after going behind to an early Dimitar Berbatov goal. David Moyes’ side bounced back with goals from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell.
Everton v Manchester United is today early kick off in the Premier League and Everton fans will not be welcoming the visit of Man Utd to Goodison Park today. Everton have only managed to gain 1 point for their first 3 Premier League matches and getting anything from Manchester United today is going to be seriously difficult, especially with Wayne Rooney finally hitting some form!
Manchester United are already chasing Chelsea after managing to pick up 7 points in their first 3 games, Chelsea on already have 9 and a 100% winning record. Alex Ferguson will know the importance of away fixtures at the likes of Everton and you can expect to see Manchester United going pedal to the metal for three points in this one.
United have an impressive Premier League record at Goodison Park, winning 13, drawing two and losing two of 18 visits. And if Everton lose, following the 1-0 defeat at Villa Park, it will be the first time they have suffered successive reverses in 28 games. But Everton have gone 13 games since they were last beaten at home in the Premier League.