They've been dreadful so far this season, just a mish mash of players who haven't gelled at all with a giant Lukaku shaped hole, no pace or creativity in attack and look utterly clueless in every department. Coming into it after travelling to Italy and getting a drubbing as well, we really should have this in the bag.
Expect Koeman to set them up like against City, park the bus and hit on the counter so it's all about that first goal, we get it and the floodgates will open.
But for fecks sake don't give Siggy any free kicks.
De Gea Valencia - Bailly - Jones - Blind Matic - Fellaini Mata - Micky - Rashford Lukaku
Well we will see how we shape up without Pogba on the field. I have gone for a 4-0 win for us. I hope Rooney does figure in their side and hope he does well but not too well, after all he did us proud and does not deserve us Fans of Football to turn on him. He is a professional footballer plying his trade and talents for a new boss after our boss let him go. No hard feelings from me at all.
No, none from me, like it or not he's our top scorer and he's given his best service with us and he was genuinely world class at one point. And as distasteful and annoying as it was, I thought he was right to point the finger at the Glazers and threaten to leave - I think he was piss poorly advised by his agent on how to do it, but there you go, it's cost him in a lot of people's eyes.
Still always going to be a Mr potato headed shrek coz nature dun for him.
Expecting a solid victory today, like Dave said Everton haven't really impressed despite 350m signings. Not too worried about Pogba missing out - Fellaini is having a good season so far and we can also modify with something like a 4141 to cover the midfield.
Alternative could be something like
De Gea Valencia Bailly Jones Blind Matic Mata Mkhitaryan Fellaini Rashford Lukaku
thought we actually weren't particularly great at times (after the break). Most important thing is to get the ball in the back of the net however and at that, we were clinical. Though we did leave it till late (a bit like Swansea in truth).
Gary Neville made a good point about putting defensive mids on to invite an super defensive opposition out of their own box, looks like it could be a pattern. We've got the fire power to slice through most on the counter.
No really outstanding player, Matic was MOTM for me. Tony V goal obvious highlight. Can't really argue with a clean sheet 4 niler
We should have won it first half, we were good for the first 35 minutes and with better finishing/decision making we could have been 4-0 up at half time.
Second half we were rather lacklustre until the final 10 minutes, I'm not sure if that was the gameplan or not but we perked up a little more with Lingard and Herrera coming on and gained more control. The second goal was a bit of a gift but we steamrolled them there after. Everton only had 1 or 2 big chances across the whole game so we deserved the win.
Strange one but we got there in the end and in style