Manchester United vs Everton Preview

Everton make the short journey to Old Trafford looking to bounce back from a disappointing derby defeat at Liverpool.

Everton have played two games more at this stage of the campaign, but an away win would be enough to see Everton at least temporarily move into fifth spot.

Team news

Morgan Schneiderlin will be denied an Old Trafford return as he struggles to overcome a calf problem, with Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas tipped to start after both coming off the bench against Liverpool.

Injuries to Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman have depleted Koeman’s options in defence, while James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie remain on the sidelines and Ronald Koeman also ruled out Aaron Lennon.

“We will have the same players available as last weekend. Morgan is doing really well. I think he can be available for the Leicester game, but not for Manchester United.

“It is the same for Lennon. He is not in a physical way to be part of the team tomorrow.”

Man United welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic back into the fold at Old Trafford, with the experienced Swede now having served his four-match suspension. Ander Herrera, meanwhile, is also back from suspension and is expected to be handed an immediate return to the XI.

Paul Pogba is also expected to feature after overcoming the hamstring problem that he picked up last month, while Marouane Fellaini’s impressive recent form should see the Belgian handed another starting role.

Marcus Rashford was criticised following the goalless draw with West Brom and could drop out, but Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to continue in the final third, joining Ibrahimovic in a three-pronged attack.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries, however, while Juan Mata is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being forced to undergo groin surgery.

Luke Shaw is also expected to be left out of the matchday squad once again after Mourinho questioned the defender’s commitment to the club in a scathing interview at the weekend.

View from Manchester United Fan @AlexShawESPN

Everton at Old Trafford conjures chilling memories of that 4-4 draw back in 2012 that was a killer blow to United’s title hopes. Nice one, Moyesie
United have been a laughing stock since Fergie retired. He must have made a pact with the devil or something, because everything that was so good about his teams seemed to evaporate upon retirement.

Everton have been troublesome opposition in the intervening years, winning at Old Trafford (nice one, Moyesie) in 2013 as well as handing out a beating at Goodison before Fergie’s wretched mistake was axed.

I like Everton. We share a common enemy in That Lot from across Stanley Park and United have been good to the Blues in the past. Wouldn’t be surprised to see you go for Luke Shaw in the summer either, as Baines isn’t getting younger.

Jesus Christ, Joel Robles what are you doing? He was an utter mess in the derby, but sod’s law dictates he’ll have a stormer on Tuesday. United don’t create much and are crap at finishing, so more dirge is likely.

Zlatan is back from his ban and Pogba may feature. It’s weird how so many people want to dig Pogba out — he’s largely been fine this season in all honesty. But granted, he needs to put his mark on a game against a big team. Tuesday would be a good time to start.

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