David Moyes meets his former club tonight as William Hill release the latest Manchester Utd v Everton odds, with the firm reporting plenty of interest in the 3/1 for Wayne Rooney to score anytime during the game and Utd to win.
The ex Everton man has been in scintillating form recently, scoring three in his last two games as he comes into the game tonight once more looking the main attacking threat for the home side.
Manchester United are seen as slight 8/11 favourites to defeat Everton as David Moyes meets his old club for the first since leaving at the end of last season.
It’s a case of old versus new for David Moyes as his new club Manchester United host Everton on Wednesday as both sides look to make a push for the European spots.
Moyes will certainly not be looking to take it easy on Everton as United look to get themselves back into the title race with the reigning champions still sitting in eighth after a slow start to the season.
Manchester Untied will still be without Robin van Persie who continues to fight a groin injury meanwhile Phil Jones is also absent from the side through suspension.
Despite Moyes stealing all the headlines, he won’t be the only one facing his old side as midfielder Marouane Fellaini will also come face to face with his old side after leaving the club at the end of August.
Fellaini will either be joined by Ryan Giggs or the returning Tom Cleverley in the centre of midfield to fill the void left by the suspended Jones and the injured Darren Fletcher,
Everton have actually flourished since Moyes’ departure and The Toffees find themselves three places ahead of United in fifth as they continue to realise the potential they have shown for many years.
Roberto Martinez faces no new injury concerns since the weekend meaning that Leighton Baines remains unavailable for selection as is Darron Gibson with the Irish midfielder unable to face his old club.
Martinez won’t be too concerned about these absences as the likes of Bryan Oviedo and Gerardo Delofeu shone at the weekend proving both defensive cover and attacking threats all game long against Stoke.
With Everton looking much more revitalised under the eyes of Martinez, it could mean that The Toffees could finally break their win drought at Old Trafford having failing to win there since 1992 when the likes of Peter Beardsley helped them to a 3-0 victory in the debut season of the Premier League.
No-one knows Everton better than David Moyes and the Manchester United boss will be extra keen to defeat his old side to show that he made the right move in the summer and get his side back in the title hunt.