Everton will be looking to continue their recent unbeaten run when they host Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Toffees are six unbeaten in the top flight, plus a League Cup game midway through this run, and their vastly improved defensive resilience has seen them move into the congested midfield, just two points behind United who are in sixth place lies .
Erik ten Hag’s side clinched a Europa League win in midweek but they need to improve at domestic level after beating rivals Man City a week ago.
United could move into the top four with a win if results go in the right direction elsewhere as well.
Here’s everything you need to know before playing.
When does Everton play Manchester United?
The game will kick off at 19:00 BST on Sunday 9th October at Goodison Park.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be streamed live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What’s new from the team?
The Toffees are still without a host of defensive names, including Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey. Dominic Calvert-Lewin could make a comeback in the matchday squad but will be struggling after another injury break. Andros Townsend is out and Nathan Patterson suffered an injury on international duty that will likely sideline him until the World Cup break.
For the Red Devils, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are both injured but would not have started anyway, while the same goes for backup goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. Harry Maguire is unlikely to return from injury of his own but Raphael Varane could return. Erik ten Hag will have to decide whether to start Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo after both were again on the bench in last weekend’s defeat by Man City but failed to convincingly beat Omonia Nicosia during the week.
EVE – Pickford, Coleman, Coady, Tarkovsky, Mykolenko, Onana, Gueye, Iwobi, Gordon, Maupay, Gray
MUN – De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Martial, Rashford
Everton’s defense has been difficult to break but United also prefer teams to come forward before counterattacking. It could well be that these defenses eventually cancel each other out. Everton 0-0 Manchester United.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/everton-man-utd-predicted-lineups-team-news-b2197883.html Everton vs Man Utd predicted lineups: team news ahead of tonight’s Premier League game