09 February 2013

Manchester Utd vs Everton preview

By Eamonn Lavery

Everton will be hoping star midfielder Marouanne Fellaini will be available for their tough trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.

A win will see the Toffees leapfrog Arsenal to go back into 5th place, but it will be the toughest test of their season as they face a team 20 points ahead of them in the league, heading towards the final third of the season.

The Blues face a team, in Manchester United, that are unbeaten in 13 games, and the 62 points that they have earned is the most of any club in the history of English top flight football.

Everton, on the other hand, have drawn three of their last four games, the bright side of which means that they can head in to the game confident that they are one of the toughest teams in the league to break down. The side will be boosted by the return of their talismanic be-afroed Belgian, after five games out with a knee injury. Fellaini remains their top scorer with 11 goals in the league this season, and if he makes it into the side it could make the world of difference.

The key, though, for Man United will be whether they can keep the league's top scorer Robin van Persie under control, and even then, the fire-power of the Old Trafford outfit is frightening, and a draw will be a welcome result for the Blues.

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