Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that he has already warned his players they cannot put in a repeat performance of the one they delivered in their 3-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Arsenal before the international break.
The Dutch chief, who had to watch on as his side succumbed to their heaviest loss of the campaign in north London, claims his side must 'behave like champions' in their pursuit of league success.
The Red Devils travel to Goodison Park tomorrow to take on Everton and will be hoping to avenge last season's dismal defeat on Merseyside.
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United have been beaten on their last three visits to Goodison Park, so will be desperate to secure a positive result in tomorrow's fixture.
One thing is for sure, Van Gaal will be expecting his side to produce the goods. When discussing his side's Emirates failure, the Dutchman told reporters: "We've spoken about this. It cannot happen again.
"We want to be the champions, so we must behave like champions. You have to improve every time."
United really will have to give the required response if they're going to take anything away from tomorrow's showdown. Everton have been flying under the guidance of Roberto Martinez this term and will be confident of inflicting yet another defeat on the Red Devils.
There's reason for the Toffees to be confident, too; United have been woeful in recent trips to Goodison Park. In fact, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Van Gaal have all suffered defeat when managing the club in this fixture over the course of the last three seasons. United haven't even scored a goal in the outings.
Something has to change. United can't afford to start slowly and must be at it for the full 90 minutes. Van Gaal's side are set to face Manchester City in just over a week and a win against Everton will prove the perfect tonic ahead of that huge game.
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