Manchester United’s winning streak came to an end at Stoke City last weekend. But there is little to panic as Brittania Stadium is one of the rare venues where the Red Devils had failed to fare in the past.
For neutrals, the match was an absolute thriller with Choupo-Moting scoring at either ends of goals from Marcos Rashford and Romelu Lukaku. Mourinho’s team assured that the form is on their side by defeating Basel 3-0 in the Champions League midweek game.
Everton have failed to register a win in their last five competitive games. Last weekend, they were comprehensively beaten by Tottenham 3-0 in the Premier League fixture.
On Thursday, Everton produced another lukewarm performance in the Europa League group clash at Atalanta resulting in a 3-0 defeat.
They started the season on a 1-0 win against Stoke City, Ronald Koeman’s side met Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham in consecutive Premier League matchdays. They drew with City before losing back-to-back games with the North London clubs.
Head to head
The pair of English Premier League fixtures last season ended in 1-1 draws. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Everton in all competition, with wins in three.
At Old Trafford, Everton managed just 1 win from their last 20 visits, though that came in 2013/14 season.
One can be certain that Manchester United are a side in good spirits with their key players hitting form in short time. On the other hand, Everton’s team morale is shattered following a series of bad results and it is almost impossible for them to quickly regroup. This couldn’t go anywhere other than a comprehensive United victory.