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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Everton must prove themselves against Manchester United

In today’s links: quotes from Mourinho and Allardyce, Everton’s kit and the Toffees rebuild

AFC Bournemouth v Everton - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Happy New Year, Blues! Let’s be honest, 2017 was a bit of a letdown. Ronald Koeman spent a ton of money, brought in a fresh batch of talent, the team fell flat and the Dutchman was fired. Here’s hoping 2018 works out a bit better! Fingers crossed.

In case you missed it

Everton transfer target Cenk Tosun has traveled to England
Deal not sealed as yet, but getting closer.

Everton Review of the Year - Part Two
The RBM team conclude their look back at 2017.

Big Sam’s negative tactics at Everton are irritating the fans no end
Blues well off the pace in sorry showing on the South Coast.

Monday’s Toffee Bites

Everton will wear a different kit at home to Manchester United - Liverpool Echo
Blues won't have SportPesa on their shirts for New Year's Day fixture.

Allardyce: Rebuilding Everton FC will take until next season - Daily Post
The Blues suffered their first defeat under the former England manager as they went down 2-1 at Bournemouth.

Everton’s new stadium costs ‘escalate significantly’ with 2022 target - The Guardian
Everton have confirmed the costs of their proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore dock have ‘escalated significantly’ and they now intend to move for the start of the 2022-23 season.

Sam Allardyce calls for Everton improvement against Man United - Sky Sports
Everton boss Sam Allardyce warned his players they must improve on their display against Bournemouth if they are to get a result against Manchester United.

Everton trip amounts to a damage-limitation for Mourinho's United - The National
Manager believes fortune has deserted his side following three successive draws. With injuries mounting, it seems a fourth is as much as United are hoping for at Goodison.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Bournemouth, 7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN
Burnley vs Liverpool, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN
Leicester City vs Huddersfield Town, 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold
Stoke City vs Newcastle, 10 a.m. ET, CNBC
Everton vs Manchester United
NHL: Rangers at Sabres, 1 p.m. ET, NBC

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