By Abigail Withey
Ronald Koeman has revealed that he is “worried” ahead of Everton’s clash against Premier League giants Manchester United on Sunday.
The Toffees started off their group stages of the Europa League in the worst way after they suffered an unimpressive 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Atalanta on Thursday.
The manager was quick to accept responsibility for the Blues’ unsuccessful start in the competition but has honestly revealed that he is concerned about his side’s performance as they prepare to travel to Old Trafford.
“I’m worried. I’m worried after what I saw yesterday,” the Dutch manager explained during Everton’s press conference which was steamed live on the club’s Facebook page.
“I wasn’t so worried after Chelsea, but it started after the reaction in the second half against Tottenham in that 45 minutes and in the first 45 minutes of yesterday.
“I think it’s enough reasons to be worried.”
Despite signing nine new players over the summer transfer window, it appears to have little effect on the Blues’ performance across the Premier League.
Last season, after joining in the summer of 2016, Koeman lead the Toffees to seventh place in the table where they finished eight points behind their upcoming opponent Manchester United.
United remain unbeaten in the top flight so far this season and are the reigning Europa League champions.
Jose Mourinho looks more motivated than ever to add a fourth Premier League title to his CV, which will be concerning for Koeman and his squad.
Everton haven’t had the same success as they haven’t won a match in the competition since the opening weekend after they secured a 1-0 victory over Stoke City.