Paul Merson: Why Man United won’t beat Everton on Sunday

Paul Merson says that Manchester United are likely to be held to a draw by Everton on Sunday afternoon

Paul Merson believes that Manchester United are likely to be held to a draw by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Red Devils head into Sunday afternoon’s clash looking to return to winning ways after slumping to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

United are currently third in the Premier League table after having beaten the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in recent weeks to continue their bid for Champions League qualification.

However, former Arsenal man Merson believes that Everton are likely to prove difficult to beat on Merseyside on Sunday and is predicting a 2-2 draw between the two sides.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “Everton are on a better run at the moment, but they shouldn’t be where they are anyway. They are a decent team and they’re now just starting to pick up and get the results.

“People say ‘Man United were brilliant at Stamford Bridge, they had 70 per cent possession’ – I can’t remember the Chelsea goalkeeper saving a shot I wouldn’t have saved myself.

“But I think this will be a real, real entertaining football match. Both teams will have a right go.

“I know they’re a long way apart in the table, but if both teams have their full sides out I don’t see a lot between them.”

Everton are currently 12th in the Premier League table but have won four of their last five Premier League games under Roberto Martinez.

United have won 19 of their 33 Premier League games since Louis van Gaal’s appointment as manager last summer.

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