Last season, ahead of our epic 3-3 draw at Goodison Park, I visited Club Everton, an online Everton message board to gather the opinions of their fans, and following last year’s success, I’ve returned to ask more questions, ahead of what is shaping up to be a very interesting encounter.
How do you feel your season has gone so far?
paulgreece: Not happy, been lucky with 2 of the wins so far.
Wogsy: Don't think we've got going at all, been extremely frustrating but a few wins on the trot could change everything.
You must have seen at least highlights of our loss at the hands of city at the weekend, does this make you more confident of a result, or more worried about a backlash?
GreatBrit101:Fully expecting a backlash. There is no way Sir Alex is going to allow anything else after that. With the way confidence is at the club atm, if we go behind at any stage at the weekend I just cant see us getting the game back.
iggy-efc: The mentality Sir Alex instills into his sides means i will definitely be expecting a major backlash, hopefully our lads expect the same and dont go into the game anymore relaxed as they usuualy would.
Rotterdam85: Fully expect the backlash from you, Ferguson will be out to prove a point to City, and given our lethargic play I can see you easily cruising to victory.
Just how big a loss do you feel losing Arteta was?
Mrk: Overall, huge. As a player, he's a significant loss, but in terms of the ambition of our club, it's a huge loss.
Hari-Seldon: For me personally it was a massive blow. Arteta is the most naturally gifted footballer to wear a royal blue shirt in a generation, a man who could play a pass so heavily disguised it came complete with false moustache and glasses. Having said that, there are those who saw him as a crab who offered little going forward in recent years.
angus young: I think the money we got was brilliant, Arteta wasn't the same player for us over the last 18 months.
Who do you think will be your biggest threat this weekend?
blarg: Probably Baines. Sad eh? He's a defender.
Rotterdam85: Up until last night I would have said Drenthe. Now he's suspended I guess our biggest threat will be Coleman
iggy-efc: I think providing he is fit Louis Saha will be our biggest threat. Having scored against one of his old clubs at Fulham i think he will be up for it against another of his former employers in Man United
And who are you most worried about from a United perspective?
Heiting!: Chicharito and Rooney.
Hari Seldon: Shrek, although Ashley Young has always been a pain in the arse on his visits to Goodison.
What are your "season objectives" and do you think you'll achieve them?
angus young: Top ten finish now, with not spending in the summer and losing more players, I just can't see us finishing any higher.
Wogsy: Top half is all we can genuinely expect for me, if Moyes was more positive then possibly 7th/8th.
Where do you think United will finish in the league, and champions league?
Rotterdam85: I think you'll get 2nd, just simply because City will turn you over again at Eastlands and you won't claim back 8 points from them. In the Champions League, I think you'll make the quarters by either Barcelona or Real Madrid
blarg: You'll win the league and get to the semis of the CL.
Aside from the big guns (Rooney, Chicharito, Nani and Vidic) - which United player would you most like to sign?
GreatBrit101: I'd have Park Ji-Sung. Not the most decorated player at Old Trafford but always puts in a decent shift.
angus young: Some great youngsters, but Cleverley caught the eye before his injury, or Ashley Young.
<strong>Hari Seldon:</strong> I'd have had Michael Owen in a shot when he was available on a free. It is the scourge of modern day football that a player would rather pick up more wages sitting in the stands.
Which Everton player do you think United would find most useful?
Rotterdam85: I'd say your weakest position is left-back, so in that case Leighton Baines.
Lastly - score predictions for Saturday?
Mrk: Everton 1-2 Man Utd
Wogsy: 2-0 United
Hari Seldon: 1-1
So an interesting set of answers, now all that remains is to sit back, relax, and watch the game - and we'll probably be visiting Club Everton again in April for the return fixture!