Legendary Everton figure Peter Reid anticipates an exciting clash in the upcoming fixture against Manchester United, emphasizing that the Evertonians won’t passively accept their recent 10-point deduction.
Reid, expressing his views on BBC Radio 5 Live, acknowledged the challenges but expects a spirited response from the Goodison Park faithful.
In their first match since the unprecedented 10-point deduction for violating Premier League profit and sustainability rules, Everton faces Manchester United on Sunday.
The severe penalty has dropped Everton into the bottom three, but they remain just two points from safety as they approach matchday 13.
Reid deems the points deduction excessive and suggests a review might reveal it as a mistake.
Looking ahead to the clash with Manchester United, he stated, “I’m there on Sunday against Manchester United, and I know for a fact it’ll be a great game. I tell you what, the Evertonians won’t take this lying down.”
While Everton plans to appeal the decision, expressing shock and disappointment, the appeal will be heard by a different independent panel. The intense atmosphere at Goodison Park on Sunday is expected, setting the stage for a compelling encounter.