BT Sport pundit Martin Keown has likened Ronald Koeman to Louis van Gaal following a disappointing start to the season.
The Everton manager has guided the team to just six wins in 13 games in all competitions.
Only seven points have been earned from a possible 18 in the Premier League and the club have lost both group games in the Europa League.
The most recent unfavourable result was on Thursday night when the Merseyside outfit conceded an 88th minute goal in a 2-2 draw with Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for Everton, but it failed to contribute to a victory, which leaves them in a precarious position in their Europa group.
Keown was in the BT Sport studio watching the game, and he has drawn comparisons with Van Gaal, whose team at Manchester United was criticised for a lack of attacking flair.
The Dutchman spent two years in charge at Old Trafford before getting sacked by the Premier League giants.
Keown believes that Rooney, who left the Red Devils in the summer after a 13-year spell, is reliving the Van Gaal era at Goodison Park.
The Daily Mail quotes the former Arsenal defender as saying:
“It would have been interesting to speak to Wayne Rooney after the final whistle, does he almost now feel like he’s playing for van Gaal? Is he back to the Manchester United-looking team that he played for just a couple of seasons ago because it was slow, they were ponderous and I’m looking at Koeman and wondering is he using the best players at his disposal? Mirallas and Lookman on the bench, they’re good runners with the ball.”