Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is extremely afraid that Everton will be up against it when the two teams face each other on Sunday.
United will be looking to go into the match against Manchester City on April 30 with their five point lead at the top of the table intact.
However, Everton can disrupt the plans made by Ferguson ahead of this crucial encounter, as they will be coming on the back of a FA Cup semi-final exit at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool.
This has warned Sir Alex Ferguson that Everton will be looking to make some amends by performing well at Old Trafford in order to please their fans.
Ferguson has always been a big admirer of Everton manager David Moyes and has said that Moyes will be looking to celebrate his 10th anniversary at Goodison Park by beating Manchester United. It was initially thought that Moyes was looking to the FA cup as a competition to celebrate this decade at Everton, but such hopes were brought to an end following the 2-1 defeat suffered at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.
Even though Everton have not been having the best record at Old Trafford since the arrival of David Moyes, Ferguson believes that his side should be braced for the worst. fergie pointed to the form of Marouane Fellaini, whose performances recently have seen Belgium’s euro 2012 betting odds shorten by the week.
“It was a bad one for Everton, they went into that game with good form. It was a disappointment for them, losing a semi-final in a derby. It’s always a blow to you and I’m sure David and the rest of them will have suffered from that. I think no matter whatever the circumstances of last week it was always going to be a hard game anyway,” said Ferguson ahead of the Everton match on Sunday night.