Marouane Fellaini can return to former club Everton on Sunday and make a massive impact on the game, thinks Phil Neville.
Fellaini has been inspired form for the Red Devils of late, and has scored six goals in 25 appearances this season, to help Louis van Gaal’ side push to third in the table.
Manchester United travel to Everton on Sunday and United legend Neville feels that the Belgium international will prove to be an influential figure in the game.
"I think it’ll be good for Fellaini to go back to Goodison now because he’s going back in a better of state of mind,” Neville is quoted as saying in the Mirror.
“He's in better form and I think he’s going there full of confidence. He’s got to go there enjoy the fact he’s playing really well for the club now and he had five great years at Everton too,” Neville added.
Manchester United go into the game as favourites after winning four of their last five games, and a win at Goodison would increase the pressure on second placed Arsenal who host table-toppers Chelsea.
Former United full-back Neville predicts that it will be an attacking game, as Manchester United continue their push as the league’s in-form team.
Attack minded teams
“Everton have come back into a little bit of form while United are probably the form team in the Premier League at the moment, so it should be a really open game as it's two coaches with a real focus on a tactical battle.
"I can see it being an entertaining game. Everton play expansive football and United will obviously go for goals like United always do,” said Neville.
Manchester United go into Sunday’s tie boosted by the news that centre-back Chris Smalling has signed a new deal with the club that will see him stay until June 2019.