Ronald Koeman full of praise for Everton midfielder's recent form

"He's been a brilliant Manchester United player and given everything for them".

"In the last few games he played in a different position in the midfield, and I think that's the best for the team at the moment and for himself", he said.

Better value, though, lies in Betway's 11/8 (2.38) quote for Everton to win without conceding when they line up against the beleaguered Black Cats at Goodison Park. You should probably look at how mistakes have been made (in the past) and how we got to this stage'.

"I have incredible memories of Everton but I also go back knowing I had a great chairman and great people around me", said Moyes of his former club.

This all stems from Barcelona's board not exactly being happy with Luis Enrique, both for their league form as well as for the 4-0 defeat to PSG for the Champions League last week, but, to be honest, we don't see Everton's Dutchman leaving in the summer, even if the Catalan club knocking.

"I still speak to people at the club and it will be good to see a lot of them again". I think he's a great talent. They also had a break.

While Rodwell misses out on a return to Merseyside, former Everton players Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson and Joleon Lescott will be in the Sunderland squad.

The home-grown star had earned rave reviews before being sidelined by a knee injury on Boxing Day, and his comeback could be timely with current number one Vito Mannone struggling to prop up his side's shaky defence.

'We are fit and we are ready for the weekend'.

But he is likely to be involved at Goodison as Moyes tries to compensate for the absence of Jack Rodwell, who began his career at Everton, and Lee Cattermole.

"But I will be going back thinking of the happier times".

"I took Nigel Martyn from Leeds for nothing", the Sunderland boss added.

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