Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United picked up a much-needed victory in midweek at the expense of Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.
The two sides drew 1-1 in the Premier League at Old Trafford last weekend, but United made no mistakes on Wednesday night, dispatching their opponents 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.
It was an impressive all round display from Mourinho’s men, with the Portuguese boss banned from the touchline for angrily kicking a water bottle in frustration in the league meeting last Sunday.
However, the result and indeed the performance will give United fans much optimism going into their trip to Everton on Sunday, another side who have struggled in the league in recent weeks.
The Toffees have won just one of their eight league games, and looked toothless and abject in their 1-0 defeat at manager Ronald Koeman’s former club Southampton on Sunday.
With both sides in serious need of three points, it is sure to be a tense contest at Goodison Park on Sunday, and Mourinho may make a few changes based on his side’s performance in midweek.