Everton will be hoping to make it four wins on the bounce when they travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for their Premier League clash versus Manchester United.
Marco Silva’s men have managed to string three consecutive wins together after beating Fulham, Leicester City and most recently Crystal Palace.
And the Portuguese coach will no be doubt looking towards an individual such as Richarlison to try and make it four tomorrow.
The Brazilian has been playing as a No.9 of late but, with both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun getting themselves on the scoresheet last weekend, he could be moved back to the left flank.
And that would spell bad news for Ashley Young, who Jose Mourinho has mainly been using in the right-back position this term.
Young can take confidence from the astute performance he put in against Chelsea’s Eden Hazard during Manchester United’s last league outing.
However, Richarlison will almost certainly provide another stern test should the forward and makeshift defender cross paths.
Like Hazard, Richarlison is so dangerous when cutting inside from the left-hand side. He has both the pace and dribbling ability to easily get past a defender and is now starting to become more of a goal threat.
To put things into perspective, the Brazil international’s four Premier League goals in seven appearances for Everton this season is one less than his total tally from the last campaign when he was still playing his football at Watford.
Looking at Manchester United’s defensive unit as a whole, the opportunity for Everton to hurt their next opponent is certainly there. And Richarlison may just be the man to spearhead his side to victory.
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