Marco Silva has warned Manchester United to expect a tough game when they take the short trip down the M62 to face Everton on Sunday.
It has been a topsy turvy season for both Everton and United this season, with the Toffees putting in impressive performances to beat West Ham and Arsenal recently, before inexplicably putting in a shambolic display to be beaten by an already relegated Fulham last time out.
As for United, their form has massively dropped off since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was confirmed as the clubs permanent manager, culminating in a hugely disappointing 4-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final.
While Manchester United are significantly ahead of the Blues in the Premier League table, Marco Silva has insisted that if Everton play to their potential, they are more than capable of causing problems for the Red Devils.
“Even if we have big respect for Man United, with the quality they have, not just individual quality but as a team also, it’s up us playing at home,” Silva said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“I’m 100 per cent sure if we’re at our best level, we’ll be tough for them. I don’t have doubts about that.
“If we can reach the same level we played the last three home games, it will be really tough for them and it’s something I want, it’s my desire, our desire as a team, to see again at Goodison our team playing at that level.”