Manchester United will lock horns with Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, hoping to pick up all three points on their home turf. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of an encouraging 2-1 win against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League, whereas the Toffees recorded a 2-0 victory over Norwich City last week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with plenty of tweaks from the last game. In defence, Luke Shaw might get the nod over Alex Telles, whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-2-3-1 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Everton
David de Gea is expected to start in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Given the absence of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Victor Lindelof at the heart of United’s backline.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Luke Shaw will replace Alex Telles on the other flank as the left-back. The English duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Fred is expected to start over Scott McTominay in the defensive midfield position, whereas Paul Pogba will slot in as the central midfielder.
Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for Manchester United this week, and it’ll be an understatement to say The Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Portugal international’s creative work if they wish to pick up a win on Saturday.
Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.
Donny van de Beek will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.
Following the midweek heroics against Unai Emery’s side, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for the hosts against Everton. The 36-year-old striker’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the Everton defence that has conceded four goals in their last three league matches.
Speaking last Wednesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivered a hint on Marcus Rashford’s potential return date.
“Yeah, it’s going well. They’ve worked really hard, both of them. Alex is a bit further on than Marcus. I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the international break, but Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well,” he told Manchester United’s official website.