A Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal in the final seconds proved the difference at Old Trafford on Wednesday’s night as Manchester United claimed their first group stage win of this season’s UEFA Champions league. Prior to that late win, Manchester United had been condemned to two home defeats which has increased the pressure on Ole Gunnar. However on Saturday, in an early kick off, the Norwegian must show clearer signs that he is still the right man for the job when the Red devils locks horn with the Toffees at Old Trafford.
Ahead of the match at Old Trafford, 12:30pm (GMT +1), Let’s look at Manchester United Team updates, their previous meetings with Everton FC, both teams recent forms, likely formations to be deployed by Ole Gunnar And Predicted Match Day Result.
Manchester United Team Updates
As confirmed by Ole Gunnar, Captain Harry Maguire will be out for few weeks due to a calf injury, while Luke Shaw is likely to feature after returning to training from a slight muscular problem. Marcus Rashford remains out until mid October, while no fixed date has been confirmed for Amad Dialo return. Phil Jones is back since mid September but is yet to make any appearance for the Red devils.
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, De Gea, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Eric Bailey, Phil Jones, Diogo dalot, Alex Telles, Wan-Bissaka.
Forwards: Mason Greenwood, Edison Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga.
Doubts: Luke Shaw.
Recent Meetings Between Manchester United And Everton FC, Their Recent Forms.
Manchester United have won two(2) and drawn two(2) of their last four meetings with Everton FC at Old Trafford. Since their first Competitive match on 24th September 1892, Manchester United have won minty(90), drawn forty six(46) and lost seventy(70) against Everton. Their last defeat to Everton at home was a 1-0 loss on 4th December 2013.
Manchester United are 4th in the premier League table, one point behind leaders Liverpool, while Rafael Benitez’s Everton sits 5th on points same points(13) with the Red devils.
United will be keen to return to winning ways after losing to Aston Villa last weekend after been eliminated from the Carabao Cup by West Ham, while Everton FC will hope to continue their 2-0 win over Norwich City after losing back-to-back to Queens Park Rangers in the Carabao Cup and Aston Villa in the premier League matchday 5.
Manchester United’s Ideal Formation Against Everton FC.
Ole Gunnar is likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation against the Toffeemen.
De Gea is likely to continue between the sticks after an impressive display in midweek. In the back four, Raphael Varane is likely to be partnered by Victor Lindelof in the absence of Harry Maguire, while Wan-Bissaka is likely to return to the right side defence and Alex Telles or Luke Shaw, if fit enough to start, in the left side. In the deep Midfield, either Scot McTominay or Fred should is likely to start alongside Nemanja Matic, with Paul Pogba likely to be moved to the left flank forward as Jadon Sancho appears unconvincing in that position. Bruno Fernandes is likely to continue in the No.10 role while Mason Greenwood or Jesse Lingard in the right flank forward. Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be rested after two games in a row, with fit again Edison Cavani likely to start upfront.
LIKELY MANCHESTER UNITED FORMATION AGAINST EVERTON FC ( Line Ups)
Manchester United 4-2-3-1 Formation
Predicted Match Result
Rafael Benitez has started his Everton’s reign in better fashion, with just a point separating his team from the leaders Liverpool. He will be keen to continue their early performance against a Manchester United side not clearly convincing in the way they play. However, it is likely that history will continue on Saturday, with the Red devils likely to claim another win over their bitter rivals.