Manchester United vs Everton Preview: Team News, Injury Updates, Match Facts And Prediction

David Moyes will face his former side as Manchester United host Everton at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Both the teams are in good form at the moment. United have  gone 7 matches without a defeat while the Toffees are in a 6 match unbeaten run. Everton are two points ahead of Manchester United now. So, a win for the home side will take them ahead of the visitors in the league table.

Team News And Injury Updates

Top striker Robin van Persie is still a doubt for the game. This will not be a big problem for the Red Devils as Wayne Rooney is showing good goal scoring form in recent games. Carrick will also be another big miss for the defending champions. Phil Jones is suspended for the game. Kagawa or Giggs will start in the middle along with Fellaini.

In-Form Striker Wayne Rooney has been the lone warrior for Manchester United this season
In-Form Striker Wayne Rooney has been the lone warrior for Manchester United this season

For Everton, Leighton Baines will be out for another week at least. Former Manchester United star Darron Gibson will also miss the game due to a long-term injury.

Predicted Lineups

Man United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Kagawa, Fellaini, Valencia; Rooney, Hernandez

Everton: Howard; Oviedo, Jageilka, Distin, Coleman; Pienaar, Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley; Lukaku

Match Facts

  • Everton have won none of their last 20 Barclays Premier League away games at Old Trafford (W0 D4 L16).
  • Robin van Persie has scored six goals and assisted five more in 10 Barclays Premier League starts against Everton.
  • Everton have won just two of their last 14 league matches away from home (W2 D7 L5), but both of those victories have come this season.
  • Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini netted 25 league goals for Everton including three in this fixture against Manchester United.
  • The last time Romelu Lukaku faced up against Manchester United, he scored a hat-trick for West Brom in May 2013.

Match Facts courtesy: Yahoo Sport

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It will definitely be a close game. Roberto Martinez’s attacking football philosophy will make this match a treat to watch for the neutrals. But, this is Old Trafford where even the league leaders Arsenal struggled to score a goal.

Manchester United to win the game (but not without a fight).

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