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Everton vs Manchester United: Premier League preview, team news & predicted starting XI

Manchester United return to domestic action this weekend to face Everton in another round of Premier League football.

The Toffees endured a poor start to their league campaign but have found some form of late, most recently beating Southampton 2-1.

United bounced back from their humiliation in the Manchester derby last weekend with a 3-2 win over Omonia Nicosia on Thursday.

The Red Devils are winless in their last three league games against the Merseyside outfit and will be looking to end that streak this weekend.

When and where will the game take place?

United will hit the road for a fourth straight game as they head to Goodison Park for this one.

The match will be played on Sunday afternoon as the penultimate fixture of the game week.

Match Preview


The home side kicked off their season with back-to-back defeats and went without a win in their first six Premier League games.

They picked up their first win of the season just before the international break, beating West Ham United 1-0.

Frank Lampard’s men then built on the win on their return to club football with a 2-1 comeback win over Southampton via a quickfire double from Conor Coady and Dwight McNeil in the second half.

The Toffees could be buoyed by the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin to the matchday squad this weekend after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Nathan Patterson, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Andros Townsend remain injured.

Manchester United

United headed into the international break on the back of a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.

Their return to action saw them receive a 6-3 thrashing from Manchester City, which Erik ten Hag labelled a ‘reality check’.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways on Thursday with an unconvincing 3-2 win over Omonia Nicosia and will now be looking to put out a much better showing this weekend.

Anthony Martial came off the bench to score once again in the game in Cyprus and could be handed a start here.

Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Donny van de Beek and Raphael Varane are expected to miss out with injuries.

Players to watch – Iwobi vs McTominay

The two sides are fighting for points on the table and will field their strongest team possible at the weekend.

Alex Iwobi has been nothing short of a revelation for Everton this season, with the Nigerian now playing in the middle of the park. He has provided three assists in his last four games and will be looking to extend that streak here.

Scott McTominay has been handed a starting spot in recent weeks, but with Casemiro finally getting up to speed on Erik ten Hag’s style of play, the Scotsman’s place is under threat.

The two managers place the utmost importance on what goes on in midfield and that could ultimately decide Sunday’s game.

Everton vs Manchester United Predicted XI

Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana, Alex Iwobi; Demarai Gray, Neal Maupay, Anthony Gordon.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.