Former Republic of Ireland player and manager John Giles is bemused by the notion that Coleman has suffered any kind of drop-off in form.
The 78-year-old insisted that the Donegal native ‘was back to his very best’ following a suggested drop-off in form.
Speaking to Off The Ball.ie, Gill said: “I saw Everton a few times, and I thought [Coleman] was back to his very best.
“He’s certainly one of their best players, and I really can’t make it out [why he isn’t starting].”
Coleman, 30, who moved to Premier League outfit Everton in 2009 following a spell at Sligo Rovers, had been tipped for a move to one of the Premier League’s elite – but a move hasn’t materialised in recent seasons.
However, Giles believes such a move could yet be on the cards for the Killybegs man.
Gile added: “I’d say Manchester United will be looking at that situation,” Giles stated.
“I think he’s as fit as he ever was.
“Usually when you see a player coming back from as bad an injury as he had, [they’re] a bit nervous going into tackles, but I don’t see that at all with Coleman.
“I think he really, really is back to his best and I couldn’t understand why he’s not in the team.”