Manchester United vs Everton2 min read
The upcoming Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday marks the start of Gameweek 30. Manchester United aim to build on their midweek victory against Brentford, following a forgettable March that saw them failing to win a Premier League match while going goalless in three games. Everton, on the other hand, have been on a four-game unbeaten run, with wins and draws interspersed in their recent performances.
Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, faces an injury concern ahead of the match, as five first-team players will be absent. Luke Shaw is the latest player to suffer an injury, while Christian Eriksen may return to the squad. In contrast, Everton manager Sean Dyche is without four first-team players due to injuries and suspension.
Manchester United is expected to set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with David de Gea in goal, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Tyrell Malacia in the defensive unit. Marcel Sabitzer and Fred are likely to pair up in midfield, with Bruno Fernandes in an advanced role. Anthony Martial will spearhead the attack, with Marcus Rashford and Antony supporting from the flanks.
Meanwhile, Everton will probably deploy a 3-4-3 formation, with Jordan Pickford in goal, and Michael Keane, James Tarkowski, and Ben Godfrey as the central defensive unit. Seamus Coleman and Vitaliy Mykolenko are expected to operate as wing-backs, while Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye pair up in midfield. Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray, and Dwight McNeil are the attacking trio.
The last encounter between these two sides saw Manchester United come from behind to win 2-1. They also beat Everton 3-1 in the FA Cup third round earlier this year.
However, with both teams missing key players, the match remains unpredictable.