Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jesse Lingard: 'Facing Everton will not faze Romelu Lukaku'

Jesse Lingard: 'Facing Everton will not faze Romelu Lukaku'

As things stand, Jose Mourinho's side occupy the top spot in the league table ahead of local rivals City on goal difference.

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard says Romelu Lukaku will be calm facing former club Everton on Sunday.

Those league defeats came at the hands of champions Chelsea and Tottenham, who were runners-up to the Blues last season.

But despite the comfortable victory in midweek, Mourinho tore into his players, whom he accused of being unprofessional when leading 2-0, saying that they took their foot off the pedal. Toffees manager Ronald Koeman recently indicated the centre-back is doubting his ability, per Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo.

The 24-year-old Lukaku scored 68 league goals for Everton in three seasons. Manchester United should won rather comfortably, and are likely to score the first goal of the game as well.

The England worldwide centre-back was in superb form last season and was a key player in Burnley staving off relegation to the Championship.

For Manchester United, obviously Paul Pogba is the biggest injury concern that they have right now.

Long-term issues plague Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman.

Fellaini's staying power and his utter devotion to whatever manager is in charge make him a huge favourite. A draw is available at 17/4 and an away can get you up to 21/2 odds. And if we add the UEFA Champions League into the mix, then we can see they have been quite dominant at home.

The United boss loves his teams to strike on the break and would surely find ways to get the best use out of Muller's talents.

"I think that Romelu has a better team than Zlatan had". We are going for a 2-0 win for United as our prediction and that is also the most probable outcome according to the bookmakers.

The former England global would complement Matic well in the centre of midfield, as their defensive structure gives the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku the chance to hit teams on the counter attack.

Now Koeman has stressed his side must tighten up at the back or they will be undone by the threat of Lukaku on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

The Belgian has scored ten goals in eight games for club and country so far this season, and Mourinho has been impressed.

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