In an important Premier League fixture, Manchester United will travel to the Goodison park to play against an inconsistent Everton on Sunday night.
Manchester United have drawn three of their last four league games, the recent one being a home game against West Ham United. It seems to be a bad time for the Red Devils as they have outperformed the opponents in all three occasions, but failed to score a winner even after taking a large number of shots at the target. Naturally, Jose Mourinho will be looking forward to turn the tides against the Toffees.
Everton, on the other hand, have won only one game from their last six Premier League outings. They have lost three of those, which includes a 0-5 thrashing against Chelsea. Ronald Koeman will be hoping for better results in this home fixture and the whole team would have to perform well to get the better of Zlatan and co.
Recent form in all competitions (latest result first):
Manchester United: W-D-W-D-W-L
Team news and possible lineups:
The home side will be boosted by the inclusion of Muhammad Besic, who has been out of action since a pre-season friendly game against this Sunday’s opponents. The player has recovered from his serious knee injury and will be available for selection. Koeman has said that he would try to form the best lineup from the options he has and it is going to be a tough task for him.
Here is how Everton may lineup:
Wayne Rooney will not be taking a trip to his boyhood club, as he has been suspended following his fifth yellow card of the season. Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling will also be out of action due to injury. However, the return of Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini will boost the side.
Mourinho may hand both Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo starting berths after their inspiring performances against West Ham during midweek’s League Cup fixture. In the attacking midfield, Anthony Martial may start on the left side while Pogba should be installed in the middle. The predicted Manchester United lineup is as follows.
Everton have faced a defeat in four of their last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions and won a solitary one. Their most recent of those defeats came n the FA Cup semi-final last season, a tournament the Red Devils went on to win in the end.
At Everton’s home, Manchester United have won on 15 occasions in the Premier League; this being the most they have won in an away venue in the history of the competition.
As a good news for the Toffees, their recent stats against United have been good at Goodison Park, as they won three and lost one of their Premier League games here.
Everton: 14/5, Draw: 5/2, Manchester United: 21/20.
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