tall, gangly lad and they just lumped the ball forward to him. That's all they did. They worked from that base all the time and they got a goal from him, so it's justified.”
Did you know? In December, ex-Red Phil Neville became the seventh player in Premier League history to make 500 appearances – joining an exclusive club that is led by former teammate Ryan Giggs. Since then, the Everton captain has reached another landmark by starting his 500th top-flight match.
Opposition boss: David Moyes is the third-longest serving manager in the top-flight behind Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger, having joined the Toffees in 2002. The Scot has gained plenty of admirers along the way and has been muted as a potential heir to the throne at Old Trafford, though recent reports have speculated he could be next to ride the managerial merry-go-round at Chelsea.
Star man: Although often overlooked for England, Leighton Baines remains an indispensible figure at Everton and is enjoying a fine season, scoring seven goals and netting twice in a recent 2-1 win over West Brom. With a wicked left foot, the 28-year-old from Kirkby is also a free-kick specialist and must be watched from set-pieces on Sunday.
Quote/unquote: "Everton are very experienced and they've only lost three games this season. Our memory of last season is disappointing - we lost the title versus Everton! But we're playing well, I’m pleased with our form. I'm changing the team around and everyone who has played has done well, which creates competition.” - Sir Alex