Phil Neville: Everton already cracking under pressure

Manchester United coach Phil Neville says he feels Everton are starting to crack under the pressure of being in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Neville will return to Goodison Park on Sunday for the first time since he left Everton to join the Man United backroom staff under David Moyes.

Phil Neville Credit: PA

After coming through the youth ranks as part of the famed 'Class of '92', Neville went on to enjoy 10 successful years on the United playing staff before he joined Everton in 2005.

Neville was captain of the Merseyside club, but there is no doubt where his true loyalties lie.

Neville believes Everton's 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace on Wednesday shows that they are struggling to cope with the demands of being touted as a serious top-four contender.

"Everton were the team that were in control of their own destiny but it's a different kind of pressure when you have to go out there and win games so Everton are under that pressure now," Neville told Football Focus.