Fergie buoyed by United form
Sir Alex Ferguson is 'very pleased' with Man Utd's current form ahead of the trip to Everton.
Last Updated: 24/10/08 12:43pm
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is 'very pleased' with Manchester United's current form ahead of Saturday's trip to Everton.
After a stuttering start to the season, United have hit their stride in recent weeks after embarking on a six-match winning run in all competitions.
United have a strong record at Goodison Park and Ferguson hopes his team's positive form will continue against an Everton side yet to win at home this season.
"Tuesday's performance (against Celtic) obviously does us a lot of good and it's good for the consistency," said Ferguson on Sky Sports News.
"The form of the team has now come together and we're looking strong and playing some good football. Both sides of our game are good - we're defending well and our attacking has improved, so I'm very, very pleased with the form of the team.
"We go to Everton and it's always a difficult game, a derby game. The pitch is terrific and it is a good atmosphere there.
"It should be a good game. We have had a couple of really good battles there in the last two years.
"Last year, we just edged through 1-0 with a late goal from Vidic, and the previous year coming back from 2-0 down and winning 4-2 was a fantastic performance and I think that sealed the league for us that day."
Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand have shaken off minor injuries to be available, while Michael Carrick is due to make his return against West Ham next week.
Ferguson added: "Ferdinand and Evra are both fit. Michael Carrick has trained all week, but he won't be considered for tomorrow, he will be considered for Wednesday's game against West Ham.
"It's good he's back, so it's good to have a good squad. It's now about picking the right team, of course."