‘Too strong’: Harry Redknapp states his prediction for Man United v Everton
Harry Redknapp is backing Manchester United to edge to a narrow win over Everton on Sunday afternoon
Harry Redknapp is backing Manchester United to prove “too strong” for Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils are sitting in fifth position in the Premier League table following promising successive top-flight victories.
Manchester United were 2-1 winners against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford before the Red Devils secured a 2-1 victory over defending champions Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.
Everton secured a significant scalp of their own last weekend after the Toffees were 3-1 winners against Chelsea FC at Goodison Park under caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson.
But former Spurs boss Redknapp believes Manchester United will secure maximum points against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
“Manchester United enjoyed their best win of the season against close rivals Manchester City in the champions’ own back yard and with eleven points obtained from their last five top-flight matches, the Red Devils have moved into fifth and within touching distance of a top-four place that looked to be well beyond them prior to their improved run of form,” Redknapp told BetVictor.
“Marcus Rashford has played a significant role during this wonderful spell and with ten PL goals is in the race for at least a place in the Golden Boot award.
“Confidence is such a key element in sport and suddenly United are playing some eye-catching football and their fans now believe 2020 can be a successful one. A 4-0 romp in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday will see them in fine fettle for the weekend.
“It will be interesting to see if caretaker gaffer Duncan Ferguson can inspire his troops after a fantastic debut 3-1 win over Chelsea. Having a man with so much passion for his club really worked wonders and the fans are fully behind their former star player.
“It will be a big ask to back up last weekend’s effort and they visit Old Trafford at the wrong time with the hosts in such splendid form.
“I expect a battling performance but the Reds to prove too strong at the conclusion.”
Manchester United are looking to secure a return to the Champions League next season by finishing in the top four this term after ending up in sixth spot last term.
The Red Devils were 4-1 winners against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in their final Europe League group-stage fixture on Thursday night.
Solskjaer’s side have collected 15 points from a possible 24 in their home Premier League fixture this term.