Man United – Everton Preview: Kick Off Time, Team news, Live Stream, Predicted line-up
Man Utd vs Everton kick-off time
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Man Utd will face Everton onSaturday 6th February, 2021 – 20:00 (UK) in Old Trafford
There can be no better way to get a title charge back on track than equalling the biggest ever Premier League victory, with Man United responding to a two-game winless run in emphatic style on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils were helped by the fact that Southampton ended the game with nine men and utterly collapsed from the moment the first of those was sent off in the second minute, but Man United still had to hold up their end of the bargain and showed absolutely no mercy in doing so.
Solskjaer will also be pleased with the fact that the goals were spread around the team too; Man United became only the second team to have seven different scorers in a Premier League match, with Anthony Martial the only one to register more than once.
The victory means that United are now the leading scorers in the league this season, but more importantly it keeps them in touch with table-toppers Manchester City, who face a trip to champions Liverpool this weekend.
It was also a swift return to winning ways at Old Trafford following their shock 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United in their previous home game, meaning that the Red Devils have now won five of their last seven top-flight outings on their own turf, having gone six without victory before that, shows sportsmole.
Team News & Tactics
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have any fresh injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of the visit of Everton. On Saturday, the Manchester United manager will definitely be missing the services of just one first-team player, with Phil Jones sidelined with a knee injury.
In addition, Solskjaer is also sweating over the fitness of Eric Bailly, who is struggling to overcome a knock. There were also concerns over the potential availability of Edinson Cavani, who had picked up a minor ankle injury against Southampton. The veteran Uruguayan striker, though, is fit and available to take on Everton.
Solskjaer, though, might not take a chance with Cavani’s fitness, meaning Anthony Martial will lead the line for Manchester United. The Frenchman will receive service from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, while Mason Greenwood will complete the attacking quartet, with the teenager looking to take up central positions, taking advantage of Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s newfound attacking verve.
On the left flank, Rashford’s superb chemistry with Luke Shaw should be on full show, with the English full-back carrying a great deal of threat on his wing. Paul Pogba will return to the field after missing the most recent game versus Southampton. The Frenchman will likely pair up with the tireless Fred in the midfield double pivot, with Scott McTominay dropping out, cites thehardtackle.
At the back, the concerns over Bailly’s availability means Victor Lindelof will partner Harry Maguire at the heart of the Manchester United defence, with Wan-Bissaka and Shaw the full-backs. Finally, there is no looking past David de Gea between the sticks.
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Like his counterpart in the Manchester United dugout, Carlo Ancelotti does not have any fresh roster issues to contend with ahead of his side’s latest fixture. On Saturday, the Everton manager will have to make do without three first-team players.
Allan has returned to training for the first time in nearly two months and is inching closer to his return, although the game against Manchester United comes too soon for him. In addition, Jordan Pickford (ribs) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) are also unavailable for Everton.
Pickford’s absence means that Robin Olsen will continue in goal for Everton, who will set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, much like Manchester United. The visitors’ defensive line should comprise of Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane and Lucas Digne, meaning captain Seamus Coleman will miss out.
Digne, in particular, will have an important role to play for Everton on both ends of the pitch, with his deliveries from open play as well as set-pieces being one of the chief sources of creativity for the visitors, who will hope to have Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a major threat in the air.
In midfield, Allan’s continued absence means Gylfi Sigurdsson will once again start in the double pivot alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure, who will reprise the holding midfield role. Sigurdsson, though, will combine with James Rodriguez in the central areas and look to carve open the Manchester United defence.
Richarlison will veer infield from left flank to not just allow Digne to overlap but also create overloads in and around the Manchester United box along with Calvert-Lewin. On the right flank, the in-form Alex Iwobi should be handed a start, with the Nigerian international providing the width on his side in the absence of someone like Coleman.
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Olsen; Holgate, Mina, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Sigurdsson; Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United vs Everton Predicted XI
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Manchester United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial; Edinson Cavani
Everton Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Robin Olsen; Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Andre Gomes, Abdoulaye Doucoure; Alex Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Richarlison; Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United vs Everton Prediction
|This will surely not be a stroll in the park for Manchester United, like the game against Southampton was. However, Everton's inconsistencies have once again come to the fore recently, which is not good news for Ancelotti, according to sportskeeda. |
We are predicting a narrow Manchester United win in this game.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Everton
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