Phil Neville: Manchester United games excite Everton fans as much as Liverpool derbies.



Everton beat Man Utd twice last season and Phil Neville is well-placed to reveal how much The Reds' visit means to The Toffees.

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville is predicting a derby atmosphere at The Reds’s “must-win” game at Everton on Saturday.

The Reds travel to Goodison looking to cement a Champions League place and stay above rivals City in the table.

Neville ended his illustrious career at Old Trafford by heading down the East Lancs for an eight year spell on Merseyside with the Blues in 2005.

And the 38 year-old former full-back says the fixture is just as big as for Everton fans as their clashes with cross-city rivals Liverpool


Speaking to the M.E.N at an event at a school in Wythenshawe “These games never disappoint.

“I’ve always thought that, both when I was a United player playing at Goodison, or an Everton player playing against Man United.

“This is the game Everton probably love just as much as the derby, because United are coming to town.

“It’s a tight pitch and the atmosphere will be electric so it’s going to be really exciting.”

United’s have won many plaudits for their excellent form including morale-boosting wins at Anfield and against City at Old Trafford.

And despite their loss at Chelsea on Saturday, Neville says he can’t wait to see how they fare at Goodison.


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“This is a massive game between two in-form teams.

“Two teams before Christmas that probably didn’t hit the heights that they should.

“But United are the most in-form team in the league now, playing the best football.

“On the other hand, Everton have tightened things up and stopped making silly mistakes


“So I think it’s going to be such an entertaining game.

“United have to win the game as they want to finish second.

“But Everton still have a lot to play for this season, as a club they will want to finish in the top half of the table given the disappointing season they’ve had.

“So both teams will be going for the win which will make it really exciting.”

Source: Manchester Evening News


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