Everton will clash heads with Manchester United on Friday night as they look to secure a good result away at Old Trafford for this FA Cup match-up. The Toffees suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat in their last fixture in the Premier League against Brighton. On the other hand, the Red Devils recorded a splendid 3-0 victory over Bournemouth in their last game which will keep them in high spirits.
Frank Lampard will set his side up in a 5-3-2 formation and is expected to keep the changes to a minimum for this encounter. Both Conor Coady and James Tarkowski will continue alongside Ben Godfrey to keep a solid defensive shape at the back during the game and secure a good result on the road in this FA Cup encounter.
5-3-2 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester United
Jordan Pickford will continue in between the sticks for the Toffees hoping to pick up a clean sheet this time around. As mentioned earlier, Conor Coady, Ben Godfrey, and James Tarkowski will feature at the heart of Everton’s backline. They will need to be at the top of their game if they want to keep the Man United attackers at bay during the game.
Nathan Patterson will continue at right-back while Vitaliy Mykolenko hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to make a difference and create some decent chances in the final third.
Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye and Alex Iwobi will take up the central midfield positions trying to dominate possession in the middle of the park. All three of them will be tasked with creating enough opportunities in front of the goal while shielding their backline.
Amadou Onana and Tom Davies will drop to the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second half if Lampard decides to call upon their services.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray will lead the charge for the Merseyside club on the attacking end of the field. They will have to find a way to threaten the Red Devils’ goal in this midweek encounter.
Neal Maupay will take his place on the bench as an impact substitute to make his appearance in the second half if needed.