Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Everton

Fresh from Wednesday’s last-gasp win over Villarreal in the Champions League, Manchester United will resume their Premier League campaign at home to Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Everton (W6 D5), going down 4-0 at Goodison Park in April 2019.

Having won their first ever Premier League away game against Manchester United in August 1992, Everton have emerged victorious in just one of their subsequent 28 trips to Old Trafford (D7 L20).

Manchester United have conceded at least once in each of their last eight Premier League home games, with the Red Devils last having a longer run without a home clean sheet in the top-flight between September 1970 and February 1971 (10 games).

Each of Manchester United’s last eight Premier League defeats have come in home games – it’s the longest run of defeats without suffering an away loss in top-flight history.

Everton have conceded 10 goals in their last four Premier League away games, as many as they had in their previous 14 on the road. The Toffees lost 3-0 at Aston Villa in their last away league game, but haven’t lost consecutive games away from Goodison Park since November 2020.

Manchester United Team News:

United will again be without the services of Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo through injury, while club captain Harry Maguire is out until after the international break with a calf problem.

Luke Shaw missed out against Villarreal on Wednesday due to a slight muscular issue but is expected to return to the XI for this match, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is available, with his ban only relating to European games.

Victor Lindelof should keep his spot at the back, but there will be changes from the clash against the Yellow Submarine, with Nemanja Matic and Fred potentially coming into the midfield, while Jadon Sancho might drop down to the bench, allowing Paul Pogba to move to the left.

Edinson Cavani is pushing for a start, and Solskjaer will certainly consider pulling Ronaldo out of the XI to hand the Portuguese a rest, but the Norwegian might just end up resisting the temptation.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo

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