Everton star says people are still talking about his career highlight at Old Trafford

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Bryan Oviedo netted the winner for the Toffees at Manchester United two seasons ago and is hoping for more success this weekend.

Everton defender Bryan Oviedo has told the club's official website that people still talk to him about his goal at Old Trafford two seasons ago, and said he is hoping for similar success when his side return to the ground this weekend.

The Costa Rican left-back struck four minutes from time to score the only goal of the game in December 2013 to give the Toffees their first away victory over Manchester United in 21 years.

Two-and-a-half years on from that win, the 26-year-old still looks back on that moment as one of the highlights of his career and revealed that Everton fans still talk to him about his goal.

The defender admitted that he did not realise the significance of what his strike meant to the club and its supporters at the time, and it is only the reaction since that day that has helped him understand what it meant to Everton fans.

Oviedo told the club's website: "There are good memories for me from playing at Old Trafford, and I hope this time we can repeat them! Hopefully we can win what is a very important game.

"So many people are still talking about that goal. They remember it as a very important game and a good one for us. People tell me that they were there and enjoyed it a lot. For me, it is a very good memory from that moment.

"I know the game has a lot of tradition around it. I didn’t really think about that at the time, for me it was just another game. In the end it was a very good win for us at Old Trafford – we hadn’t won there for 21 years."

That victory took Everton up to fifth in the league table around a third of the way through the 2013-14 season and left them within a point of Manchester City in third place.

However, they travel to Old Trafford this time around in markedly different circumstances, sitting in 12th position, three points off a place in the top half of the table.

Oviedo, who has just recovered from a chest infection which hospitalised him over the international break, will be hoping to return to a starting role as Roberto Martinez's side look to return to winning ways after the limp 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal last time out.

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