Paul Ince states his prediction for Man United v Everton

Manchester United legend Paul Ince is backing the Red Devils to beat Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon

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Paul Ince is backing Manchester United to beat Everton in what the retired midfielder considers to be “the game of the week”.

The Red Devils have made an impressive start to the Premier League season following a run of three victories and one stalemate.

Indeed, Manchester United’s 100 per cent record came to an end at the bet365 Stadium last weekend following a 2-2 draw with Stoke City.

Jose Mourinho’s side made a swift return to winning ways thanks to a 3-0 victory over Basel in their Champions League opener at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Everton started the season with plenty of promise but Ronald Koeman is facing something of a crisis at the Merseyside outfit despite their summer of investment.

The Toffees have lost their last two games 3-0 following defeats by top-seven rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Europa League opponents Atalanta.

Manchester United legend Ince believes the Red Devils will have too much firepower for Everton at Old Trafford in the Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

“This is the game of the week,” Ince told the Daily Express.

“Rooney’s return and Lukaku facing his old club. I just can’t see United not putting away their chances at home to Everton.

“They had a great game in the Champions League in the week and fought hard against Stoke last weekend.”

Romelu Lukaku moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Everton ahead of interest from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils sold their club captain Wayne Rooney to the centre-forward’s boyhood club Everton back in July.

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