These two strikers are the reason Manchester United should fear Everton

Everton strikers Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o could be troublesome for Manchester United on Sunday.

Very few players are lucky enough to say they have scored past the mighty Manchester United in their professional careers, and even less can say they managed to score a hat-trick against the Red Devils in recent times.

As a matter of fact, in the 22 seasons that the Premier League has been in existence only four players have ever scored three goals in a single game against United. Unfortunately for Louis van Gaal's side, two of those four could line-up against them for Everton this Sunday lunch-time.

Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku have both achieved the rare accomplishment, as has former Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt and the recently retired David Bentley.

Last season whilst playing for Chelsea Eto'o had barely shown anything like the ability that earned him the reputation as one for he most feared strikers in the world. During the 90 minutes against United however, the Cameroonian looked as deadly as ever scoring all three of the Blues goals in the 3-1 win.

Lukaku's phenomenal hat-trick came whilst on loan at West Brom the season before last. It was a momentous day for the then United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, as it was his last game as manager. The Belgian powerhouse did not even start the game but with United 3-1 up at half-time, he was thrown on shortly after the interval.

He brought the score back to 3-2 within four minutes of being on the pitch, but United were ruthless and scored two more to make it 5-2. Clearly undeterred by the scoreline and occasion Lukaku took the game by its scruff, and scored two more himself, either side of a Mulumbu goal to make the final score 5-5.

Neither Lukaku or Eto'o has really hit the ground running yet this season. The former has only scored two in six league appearances and is yet to really get out of second gear; Eto'o has been mostly injured but has scored one in the two appearances he's made.

Despite not setting the league alight yet this season both are more than capable of moments of brilliance. United haven't looked too clever in defence this season themselves having already conceded nine in six games.

With Lukaku's strength and Eto'o's guile, both could be potential thorns in the side of United when they face-off this weekend.

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