Premier League (2020-21): Manchester United has had a dreadful start to the 2020-21 Premier League this year, and all eyes will be on Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they travel to Goodison Park on Saturday.
Former Red Devil Dimitar Berbatov has predicted a 2-2 draw for United’s battle with Everton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping he could venture into the global break with a much-needed victory.
Many consider that the Norwegian supervisor’s job is on the line, and United’s result on Saturday will determine Solskjaer’s future at the club. Everton had a strong start to their campaign, which saw them top of the Premier League at one stage, but has seen their own kind dip of late.
The Merseyside club has some key players either injured or suspended, but will be hoping to inflict more misery on Manchester United this weekend.
“Dimitar Berbatov spent four seasons with United, where he won two Premier League titles in 2008–09 and 2010–11, as well as the Premier League Golden Boot in 2010–11.”
Dimitar Berbatov calls for a high scoring draw between Everton and Manchester United this weekend
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) December 14, 2019
The Bulgarian striker whilst giving his forecasts to the Everton vs Manchester United match was quoted saying,
“Ugh, here we go. Everton has had a blip since their great start, and it just shows, again in football-consistency. They have their blip, then shed another, and all of a sudden a fantastic beginning is destroyed. This is the difference between large clubs and tiny clubs I think.”
“Ole requires a win here to avoid being sacked I presume. I believe we might see a draw here. Prediction 2-2,” Berbatov explained.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be expecting his side respond to their own embarrassing defeats to Arsenal last weekend at the Premier League and Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Dimitar Berbatov: “If there’s truth to the Mauricio Pochettino rumours, it’s hard to blame United really. When the team plays bad, the buck stops with the boss, and this has always been true” (Betfair) #OleOut #Mufc
— ???? Totally Man Utd™ ???? (@TotallyMUFC) November 5, 2020
Reports suggest that Manchester United have made contact with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s agents. Solskjaer however, believes he has the backing of the board and has brushed off rumors that he might be facing the axe sooner rather than later.
Everton, on the other hand, would be hoping to overturn a recent run of bad form in the Premier League. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have lost two and drawn one of their last three matches, after winning all of their opening four fixtures.