Manchester United look to ride the wave of them 9-0 midweek thrashing of Southampton to Old Trafford on Saturday. This will be the third time United has played the Everton side this campaign, with the United coming out on top in both the Premier League and Carabao Cup at Goodison Park.
Saturday’s match-up will be the 204th time the sides have met. United are superior in these meetings, having won 90 to the Toffees’ 67. It’s ended all-square on 46 occasions. Everton enters the match off of a win over Leeds midweek and are currently sitting at 7th place, tied on points with Chelsea.
That win at Elland Road was Everton’s fourth in a row on the road – their best run for more than 35 years – and should they continue that run on Saturday then they would make it five top-flight away wins on the bounce for the first time since April 1970.
If United can win on Saturday it would send them level on points with Man City until Sunday at least, and it was a win over Everton in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park which began the run which catapulted them into title contention.
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United has played down concerns over the fitness of Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw, both of whom were taken off at half time against Southampton. Shaw’s withdrawal was more precautionary than Cavani’s, with the Uruguayan striker suffering a knock to his ankle which will be monitored ahead of this match.
Cavani is expected to be available if needed, but Martial’s brace off the bench – coupled with a good record against Everton which has seen him directly involved in nine goals from 11 meetings – could be enough for him to earn his 250th Man United appearance from the start anyway.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Martial