It has been a struggle for Ronald Koeman’s Everton in recent weeks, as the Toffees have won just one of their last eight Premier League matches.
Koeman’s men laboured to a 1-0 defeat at Southampton last weekend, as the Dutchman made an unhappy return to the South Coast just six months after leaving the club.
It was a pretty poor performance from an Everton side that look a shadow of the team that won four of their first five league games, and sat second in the table behind Manchester City on September 17.
The Toffees could really do with getting back to winning ways fast before they become cut adrift of the European places, and they’ve got the opportunity to keep up the pressure on the top six when they host Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils beat West Ham 4-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday, but their league form has been less impressive, winning just one of their last seven games.
With both sides in desperate need of a win, it could be a tense and nervy encounter at Goodison Park on Sunday, and Koeman may look to shuffle his pack in a bid to get a response from his players after last weekend’s woeful display at St Mary’s.