Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes into the Premier League tie at Goodison Park against Everton with the honeymoon period most definitely over and now firmly wading into the murky world of management.
The Norwegian has had to contend with five defeats in his last seven. This after a start at the helm that produced an 11-match unbeaten run and brought rainbows across Old Trafford after the Jose Mourinho tempest.
Man Utd are still in the mix for a top-four finish, in a tight race alongside Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Chelsea with three points vital in the last sprint as the season approaches its conclusion.
The fixture also marks five years since the Toffees managed their only league win over the Red Devils. Coming on this exact Easter Sunday fixture against their old manager David Moyes, the defeat marked the end of his short reign after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Upon his return to Goodison, he had to suffer the humiliation of Everton completing the ‘Double’ over his Manchester United, having won at Old Trafford the previous December, the first time they had managed the feat since 1992.
This season, under Marco Silva, Everton have won their last two home league games against the so-called ‘Big Six’, the same amount they managed in their previous 19. In a topsy-turvy season which has at times seen the Portuguese on the precipice, Everton find themselves in eighth, hoping for a respectable push up the table in a jostle with Leicester City, Wolves, and Watford.
Many players have worn both the blue and red of Everton and Manchester United so ahead of their latest meeting, we challenge you to name all 14 players who have pledged their allegiance for both sides during the Premier League era.
Everton versus Manchester United kicks off Sunday 21st April at 13:30pm.