DAVID MOYES insists he will not harness his Everton side’s attacking instincts as they bid to land a rare victory at Old Trafford.
The Blues boss is ready to send out a team with the same bold game-plan as the one which saw them score four goals on Manchester United’s home turf last season.
There had been signs that the goals had dried-up for the Toffees last month with consecutive goal-less stalemates against Southampton and Swansea, but since then Moyes’ men have scored seven times in eight days, and he will call for more of the same against the table-toppers tomorrow.
He said: “You can go and have a go at them, but they open you up and you lose heavily. But I think that we’ll go there and try and do what we’ve done for most of the season.
“I don’t think we’ll suddenly go there and try and come up with anything different.
Just like I don’t think they’ll come up with anything different. We’ll need to be better defensively though.
“We’ll need to not give them easy goals because if we do that it’s too hard to go and score four every time you go there.
“But I don’t think you can sit back and allow them to dictate the game. At times they will be in possession and will get control of the match, and at those times you have to try and see it out.
But whenever we can, we will try to make it as awkward as we can for them.”
Moyes hopes to have Marouane Fellaini, who has scored against the Red Devils in the last two clashes between the clubs, fit as the Belgian’s hip injury shows signs of healing in time for tomorrow.
“He is coming back into a little bit of form,” added Moyes, whose team are fifth in the table. “He scored a couple of goals for us last week and he is the sort of player who seems to enjoy the bigger games. He has got really bad bruising, but I think he will be okay.”
And Moyes is also satisfied that Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin, who both picked up knocks in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Aston Villa, will be available for selection.
However, Seamus Coleman – who has been missing since picking up a thigh injury against Southampton on January 19 – is facing at least another two weeks on the sidelines.