An all-Premier League FA Cup 3rd Round clash between two clubs experiencing hugely contrasting fortunes. Home side Manchester United are rejuvenated under Erik Ten Hag – their forwards have rediscovered their mojo since CR7 was shown the door. Indeed, they’ve improved from front to back and will fancy the prospect of meeting the struggling Toffees tonight.
Everton on the other hand, make the short trip up the East Lancs Road with some trepidation. To say the Toffees’ support is restless is an understatement. Having escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth last term, they are again flirting with the drop. They are miserably inconsistent in their play and, having been thumped 1-4 at home by Brighton in their last outing, could see any opportunity for a morale boosting cup run ended tonight.
United are strong favourites, but I’d never write off the Blues in a one-off cup game.
FA Cup Live: Manchester United v Everton
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