THE big question ahead of this clash is ‘which Manchester United will turn up?’
And for that matter, which Everton side will arrive at Old Trafford?
Both teams have been plagued by inconsistency this season but if United hope to keep up their push for a top four place, this is a match they need to win.
Beating Manchester City just before the international break reignited their hopes of playing Champions League football next season but too often this campaign Louis van Gaal’s side have failed to build on a promising result.
They welcome an Everton side on Sunday that, on their day, can play some brilliant attacking football, as their tally of 51 Premier League goals shows – a total only behind Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester City.
In Romelu Lukaku they have a striker who has pace, power and is full of confidence and if he’s on song, United keeper David de Gea will be in for a busy afternoon.
It’s at the other end that the Toffees have regularly struggled this season, the main reason why Roberto Martinez’s men are languishing in 12th place.
While the Red Devils secured a 1-0 victory over City last time out, Everton put in one of their worst displays of the season in going down 2-0 at home to Arsenal.
That said, the Toffees record on the road this campaign is significantly better than at Goodison – they’ve picked up 22 points on their travels and just 16 at home.
Expect the Toffees to come out full of attacking intent and it wouldn’t surprise if they put a dent in United’s top four aspirations.