Many Everton fans have been reacting on social media after interim head coach Duncan Ferguson promised there will be a confident performance from the first-team when we travel to Manchester United on Sunday.
Ferguson was installed as the caretaker manager following Marco Silva’s sacking, and will remain in the dugout when we travel to Old Trafford having overseen a stellar performance as we beat Chelsea 3-1 last weekend.
Ferguson will now lead the Toffees into Old Trafford, and is confident that beating Chelsea has brought an upturn in spirits to the first-team, who had won just twice in Silva’s final 11 Premier League games in charge.
“When you play against the best, you want to show them you’re the best,” Ferguson told EvertonTV. “I am sure that will be the players’ attitude on Sunday. We have to make sure we create chances and get in the final third. We can do that.
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“Going away to Old Trafford is tough at any time. United have had a lot of positive results recently. They are [coming] off the back of a [Manchester] Derby win and a top team, so it is going to be incredibly difficult, but the players are up for it.
“Saturday was a fantastic result for us and we have confidence because we won the game. We have continued the feel-good factor [in training] and that is what happens when you get a result.”
Manchester United won two of their opening nine league games this season, but have since taken four victories in seven and have moved up to fifth in the table.
The Red Devils are also unbeaten at home to us in our last five visits to Old Trafford, dating back to a 1-0 win for a Roberto Martinez managed side in December 2013.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Ferguson’s comment…
When Dunc says the player’s will be up for it, you believe him.
— Jay (@jayefc_86) December 11, 2019
he talks well about preparation, I’m quite impressed
— Trevor P. Malco’ (@trevor_p_malco) December 11, 2019
Fair play to him coming in and doing what he has.cant of been easy to pick them players up in a short space of time after them getting there manager sacked they would of been so low on confidence.good luck to him on Sunday and hope them players can give 💯 like against Chelsea 💪🏼
— He’s Brazilian (@HeBrazilian) December 11, 2019
Very impressive man. Never been anything but impressed.
— Pabs (@TheDone_82) December 11, 2019
Win this one and then we will be talking a big fat 5 year contract for our folkhero
— Sean Watson (@Tazmanian79) December 12, 2019
If he gets us a result, leave him in until the summer, take the time to get the right manager.
— Daniel Parker (@nyc_parker) December 11, 2019
Need to do something we haven’t done all season- two good wins in a row. 🤔 #EFC
— Ben Williams (@BenWill1973) December 11, 2019
at this point I’m starting to think we should make him permanent manager
— D-Tack (@dtacker) December 11, 2019
Come on Big Dunc 💪!
— Everton Forever (@Everton_4ever) December 11, 2019
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