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While Manchester United have put forth some impressive efforts in both Europa League and EFL Cup action, it has yet to carry over consistently into Premier League play. Mike Richter Jersey . They look for a second victory this week Sunday at Goodison Park, where Everton will try to overtake them for sixth in the Premier League table.Manchester United are 3-2-0 in all competitions and 1-3-0 in their last four top-flight contests, but that extends to 1-5-1 since defeating title-holders Leicester City 4-1 on Sept. 24. After playing West Ham to a 1-1 draw last Sunday, they put the Hammers to the sword in the cup quarterfinals Wednesday in a 4-1 romp at Old Trafford as Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a brace around a pair of second-half goals by Anthony Martial.I am always expecting this, especially because we are playing so well, manager Jose Mourinho told MUTV, the teams official website. We are doing it in the cups: four against Feyenoord, four Fenerbahce, four West Ham. In the Premier League, apart from four against Leicester and three Swansea, the matches are all about zero and one.And that has been the rub in Mourinhos first season at Old Trafford as United (5-5-3) enter the weekend in sixth place but 11 points back of his former side Chelsea. Despite being 35 years old, Ibrahimovic is still in top form as evidenced by his team-high 11 goals in all competitions. The manager is hoping for better things to come from the 21-year-old Martial after his two goals Wednesday.He is working harder than before, to be honest, Mourinho said regarding the France international. When you score goals I think it helps for happiness to be back. As an attacking player you can play very, very well, but if there are no goals then the happiness is not there.United will face Hull City in the EFL Cups two-legged semifinal next month, and Mourinho will be back on the touchline after serving a one-match ban for kicking a water bottle during last Sundays contest. But one player who wont be available is Wayne Rooney. The Everton academy graduate picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Wednesdays win and will not have the opportunity to match Sir Bobby Charltons all-time club record of 249 goals.Mourinho, though, will have the services of midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini after they both served bans for yellow card accumulations. Wide back Luke Shaw, however, is out after suffering an injury Wednesday.After a blazing start under new manager Ronald Koeman, Everton (5-4-4) have spit the bit somewhat by going 1-3-4 over their last eight matches in league play. The managers return to Saint Marys was an unhappy one, as his former Southampton side came away with a 1-0 victory last Sunday.Like United, the offence has dried up for the Toffees to a degree. After netting 10 goals in their first five matches, Everton have claimed just six in the last eight while the defence has shipped 12 in that span. Despite the struggles, Koeman is pleased with where his team is at this point.First of all you need to work hard and thats the best way to turn things around, he told Evertons official website Friday. We know we play Sunday at home in a big game against a big club. Still we are in a good position in the table and, if somebody had said to me at the beginning of the season that Everton at the beginning of December will be seventh and if they beat Manchester United we will go sixth, I would be happy.Koeman caused a bit of angst amongst his Merseyside faithful this week when he Tweeted out a picture of his familys Christmas tree that had a little too much red to his supporters liking. Within an hour, he tweeted out a second picture of the tree in a more neutral white theme and added, I Think there are more serious problems in the world, than making a big story out of a #ChristmasTree !!!Romelu Lukaku has seven of Evertons 16 league goals but he has failed to score in the last three Premier League matches. The Belgium international recorded a hat trick against United in a wild 5-5 draw in 2013 while playing for West Bromwich Albion, but he has failed to score in seven matches against them while donning the Toffees kit.While Lukaku always draws the most attention given his ability to create purple patches of goals, his teammates know they must also deliver to end Evertons current struggles.The results havent gone the way wed have wanted the last couple and its up to us boys to put it right, winger Yannick Bolasie said. Everton against Manchester United, its always been a big game, especially at Goodison and Im sure the fans are going to be up for it.But us boys have got to be equal and ready to stand up and put in a hard effort.Everton will be at full strength for this match, with midfielder Muhamed Besic the only player unavailable as he continues recovering from a torn ACL that has prevented him from making his season debut.Manchester United did the double over Everton in league play, posting clean sheets in both victories and running out 3-0 victors in last seasons corresponding fixture. They also posted a 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semifinals, with Martial finding the winner deep in stoppage time.Everton had won four of the six prior meetings before last season but are only 8-8-34 versus the Red Devils in all competitions in the Premier League era. Martin St. Louis Jersey . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. Henrik Lundqvist Jersey . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. . PETERSBURG, Fla. OXON HILL, Md. -- A hundred dollars can still go a long way in baseball.This week, the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers made a trade involving two big leaguers, two minor leaguers and a player to be named later or cash.The amount? Yep, $100.Less than daily meal money for guys in the bigs last season. Far less than the price of a box seat at many ballparks.In a multibillion-dollar sport where $100 million contracts are becoming common, it looked like a misprint. Instead, it was right on the money.Major League Baseball rules require an alternate cash consideration to be listed for deals that involve a player to be named, just in case something goes awry. Could be $50,000, maybe more.Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in this case, he and Milwaukee general manager David Stearns were sure there would be no problems. So they just wrote down any old amount.Well, almost.They usually dont like when you make it $1, Dombrowski said Wednesday, smiling, so we made it $100.That made things officiial -- Boston got reliever Tyler Thornburg, and Milwaukee received infielder Travis Shaw, a pair of minor leaguers and a player to be named or that $100. Ron Greschner Jersey. .The winter meetings this week featured far more pricey transactions, with closer Aroldis Chapman agreeing to an $86 million deal with the Yankees and reliever Mark Melancon getting $62 million from the Giants. Recently, slugger Yoenis Cespedes got $110 million from the Mets.But last year, there actually were at least two deals for just $1. Often, such moves are done as a courtesy.The Mets paid San Diego a dollar on May 28 for first baseman James Loney, who was stuck in Triple-A for the Padres but had a chance to play regularly in New York.On Sept. 22, Pittsburgh needed a reliever for a week-plus and gave $1 to the Yankees for Phil Coke. It was a worthy move -- for those four quarters, the Pirates got four scoreless innings. ' ' ' 

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