Everton full-back Seamus Coleman has earmarked Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial as the two players that the Toffees need to keep a lookout for when they face Manchester United at the Goodison park on Saturday 17 October. Martial has been in brilliant form this season, scoring four goals in his last seven appearances while Depay has divided opinion, yet managed to match his French counterpart in goals scored, albeit in 13 attempts.
Manchester United will be looking to start strongly after a disastrous result against Arsenal in their last game, when they were taken apart by the Gunners, conceding three goals in less than 20 minutes. Coleman is conscious of Louis van Gaal's desire to come out with an answer and has urged his teammates to be cautious, with the Toffees themselves having enjoyed a good spell of form in the Premier League thus far.
Everton thrashed United the last time these two teams met at the Goodison, with the Toffees scoring a 3-0 win against the Red Devils last season. Roberto Martinez is confident that his side can put in a good performance and will be buoyed by the return to action of John Stones and Coleman, who are both expected to start after recovering from injury.
"They [Martial and Depay] are obviously the new young crop of European talent. Martial has done brilliant in my opinion since he has come in and Depay has looked dangerous," Coleman told Everton's official website.
"We have got to be on our guard to keep them out as well as Wayne Rooney, who as we know, has the ability to unlock a defence or score a goal at any time.
"But the squad has been confident going into the last couple of games. The lads are playing well and confidence is up. We are looking forward to Manchester United coming to Goodison," he added.
Everton will go above United on goal difference should they be able to beat Van Gaal's men, a stark turnaround from when the Red Devils went top of the league table after a gap of over two years.