Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford on sunday in the premier league, in what will be an interesting encounter. The Red Devils have had a shaky few weeks, riddled with draws and defeats and will be looking to put all that behind them with a commanding win against Everton.
United are currently in 10th position and sit just one point, and two positions behind everton who have enjoyed a good season so far.
With four wins, three defeats and two draws, united have endured one of their worst start to the season in recent times.
The 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on October 6 is United’s only win in their last seven matches in all competitions, however, and Jose Mourinho ‘s side will enter this weekend’s clash with Everton off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
They showed glimpses of brilliance especially in the game against Chelsea and if not for Ross Barkley’s last minute equalizer, they would have come out winners of that encounter.
With qualification for champions league place already shaky, with Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all doing well so far, the Red Devils must quickly start wining again to guarantee anything.
Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay and Alexis Sanchez are still sidelined due to injury but Jesse Lingard is back from the sidelines. Every other person is fit a d ready to play and Man Utd may likely line up as follows..
De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Pogba, Matic, Mata; Lingard, Lukaku, Martial
Everton have struggled for form in the early beginnings of the league but with three straight wins from the last 3 games, they are starting to find their feet in the league.
The Toffees returned to winning ways with a 3-0 success over Fulham on September 29, however, and have since beaten Leicester City and Crystal Palace in their last two to move into eighth position in the table.
Richarlison has been the main man for the Merseyside outfit this season following a record-breaking move from Watford. The 21-year-old has four Premier League goals to his name this term, and will seek to United’s leaky defence at Old Trafford.
Kuet Zouma and Michael Kane may likely start with Andre Gomes and Bernard also keeping their spots. The team that will likely face United will look like this….
Pickford; Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Bernard, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Richarlison
Head To Head
The Red Devils have won five of the last seven meetings between the two teams in all competitions, including a 4-0 success last season.
Everton’s last victory over the Manchester United was at Goodison Park in April 2015, although they also have a recent Old Trafford win to their name, back in 2013.
The Toffees also held United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in April 2017 and won four of the six Premier League matches between the two teams during August 2012 and April 2015.