Ronald Koeman banks on Everton home comforts

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton

Mourinho, whose side drew 15 games last season as it finished sixth, was pleased with the "clear difference" in its style of play and the ability to push on for wins this season.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman went on a mammoth summer spending spree, but has failed to replace the goals of Romelu Lukaku, and another striker still remains high on his wanted list.

Sunday's 4-0 loss to United was Everton's third league defeat on the trot with the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Italy's Atalanta in the Europa League last week adding to their woes.

Now, Wednesday's League Cup clash at home to second-tier Sunderland takes on huge importance with bookmakers William Hill making Koeman second favourite to be the next manager sacked.

Everton have not scored in 404 minutes of football while conceding 12 in that time.

"We now play four times in a row at home in different competitions, we need a feeling for a win and that will give the best confidence to the players".

Koeman is likely to shuffle his options up front, which may see Wayne Rooney rested, with summer signing Sandro Ramirez still searching for his first goal since joining from Malaga.

Youngsters Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman are pushing for involvement up front, with former outcast Oumar Niasse set for a place on the bench.

"Yes - it is hard to say that after a 4-0 loss, but we will stay positive and keep working", the Iceland worldwide said.

"Of course, we like to improve in what we need".

"It does not look good at the moment, but we are more than good enough to turn this around".

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