Manchester United are in desperate need of a win when they lock horns with Everton on Friday. Following a fantastic 5-0 win over RB Leipzig last midweek, the Red Devils have lost two back to back matches, with their recent debacle coming against Istanbul Basaksehir, in a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of their Turkish opponents. So a win this weekend could be imperative as Man United try to push up the league table.
Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Everton
Following a long trip from Turkey, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to shuffle his pack a little. Victor Lindelof is still struggling with a back problem, casting doubts over his availability on Saturday while Eric Bailly and Phil Jones remain out injured.
It could be an opportunity for Axel Tuanzebe to retain his place in the starting lineup, alongside Harry Maguire at the heart of the four-man backline.
Alex Tellas is theoretically available on Saturday, but he is having to deal with his fitness problems a little. Therefore, we might see Luke Shaw retaining his place at left-back, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter on the opposite flank.
There could be a change in goal, however, with Dean Henderson making way for the in-form David de Gea.
Fred was given a rest in midweek, even though he did travel with the team. The Brazilian is expected to return to the side, most likely at the expense of new signing Donny van de Beek.
Scott McTominay is also tipped to make his way back into the starting eleven, with Nemanja Matic returning to the bench. There could be a start for Paul Pogba as well, despite a poor performance against Arsenal last time out.
These three midfielders will operate at the base of Manchester United’s 4-3-1-2, looking to dominate the middle of the park, up against the dynamic trio of Allan, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Edinson Cavani was involved for 45 minutes in the game against Basaksehir. However, that is no indication that the Uruguayan will be ready to start this weekend. In fact, we might see him and Anthony Martial being dropped to the bench, in favour of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
That said, Solskjaer could use Martial as an option, as the Frenchman has now served his three-game suspension. Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, is guaranteed to operate in the number ten role.