Manchester United manager David Moyes has paid tribute to Roberto Martinez, the man who replaced the Scot at Goodison Park, Sky Sports understands.
The two sides meet at Old Trafford tomorrow evening, with the Merseyside club currently sitting three places and two points above United with thirteen games played.
The Toffee’s last visit to Manchester came back in October, when they were beaten 3-1 by City at the Etihad Stadium – there only league defeat of the season so far.
Victory for Martinez’s men could see them climb as high as second place depending on other results, while United will be keen to take three points that could see them move into the top four.
Meanwhile, coach Phil Neville has told the Express that a goal for Marouane Fellaini against his old club could kick start his United career.
The Belgium international, who was a teammate of Neville’s at Goodison Park, is yet to score for the champions, but is set to be handed a rare start tomorrow evening in the absence of injured duo Michael Carrick and Phil Jones.
Finally, former Manchester United striker David Healy has announced his retirement from professional football at 34, according to the Metro.
The ex-Northern Ireland international made just one senior appearance for United before moving on to Preston North End in 2000, while he most recently turned out for Bury last season.