Man Utd vs Everton: Probable line-up, Prediction, Team news, injuries, Key Stats

Man Utd vs Everton

Manchester United would welcome Rafael Benitez's Everton side at home as hostility ensues between the two sides in the Premier League.

The Red Devils created enough scoring opportunities to earn at least a point last weekend against Aston Villa.

But it turned out to be one of that unfortunate afternoon for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men at home.

Match Preview

The Reds managed to pull off a win over Spanish side Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League but question (marks) are lurking around United's team approach.

While Solskjaer will come under intense pressure if his side can't break down what is expected to be a well-organized Everton team.

This is an Everton side with a resolute defence of about 1.01Xga, which is way better off than any other team in the Premier League apart from Manchester City (0.52).

The Merseyside's are also a good deal and more attack-minded than many people indeed their overall six-game XG isn't for behind United (Everton10.62, United 11.44).

Manchester United Team News (Injuries)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is back from suspension but Harry Maguire is still absent due to injury. Despite the fact that he's included in the Three Lions squad, Luke Shaw could miss out against Everton. The pair of Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles are on standby for the Red Devils.

Following the recent turn of form in matches, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should rotate his side here with a place for Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani.

However, it's yet to be revealed if he will start ahead of the Portuguese duo of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo. This is particularly for match-winner Ronaldo following his goal in midweek.

Wingers Amad Diallo and Marcus Rashford are expected to return to action for Manchester United after the international break.

Everton Team News (Injuries)

Jordan Pickford and Lucas Digne pulled through from injury to make Everton's starting team in their 2-0 win over Norwich last time out though the former is a kind of a doubt for the trip to Old Trafford.

Everton would be without defender Seamus Coleman, Brazil forward Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin until after the international break.

Nigeria's Alex Iwobi is also a major doubt against Manchester United. Andres Gomes has been ruled out but Jean-Philippe Gbamin should be on the substitute bench.

Alex Iwobi Shines As Everton Edge Norwich 2-0

With Iwobi set to be out here, it wouldn't be a surprise if Benitez make do with a back three or alternatively deploy Lucas Digne further forward Ben Godfrey featuring at the left back position.

Manchester United's Probable Line-Up

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Rafael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles; Fred, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani.

Everton Probable Line-up

Jordan Pickford; Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne, Allan, Abdoulaye Duocoure, Andres Townsend, André Gray; Salomon Rondon.

Prediction Analysis

The Red Devils playing at home should see them win this one, especially against an Old Foe in manager Rafael Benitez during his time at Anfield with Liverpool.

But with Cavani back alongside Cristiano Ronaldo who is the new poster boy of Manchester United, a win is likely to be the case here for them.

Everton may have had a solid defensive configuration this term. But United's attacking class as well as their desperation(match) should see them secure the win at home against Everton.

Prediction Result; Manchester United 2-1 Everton.

Manchester United vs. Everton Key Stats

  • Manchester United have had 107 shots on goal in the Premier League this term, the third-highest total in the division.
  • Since Solskjær took over, United have been awarded 33 penalties, 10 more than any other side
  • United have missed more than twice as many big chances as Everton so far (11 compared to 5) this season.
  • Everton are one of seven sides still to hit the woodwork this season.
  • Paul Pogba has already been booked three times this season.
  • Richarlison has been dispossessed 14 times this term, more than any other player from these two sides.
  • United have only won two of the last six meetings between these sides, both of which were at Goodison Park.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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