David Moyes see’s his Manchester United side back in action on Sunday by returning to his former club Everton in the afternoon kick-off at Goodison Park. Manchester United go into this match nine-points behind Everton as Roberto Matrinez has turned things around for the toffee’s, now challenging for a UEFA Champions League spot by finishing in the top four.
There is no doubt, that there will be a hostile reception for David Moyes when he walks down the Goodison Park touchline before kick-off, as many Everton fans once saw him as a legend, now see him as a traitor for leaving them for the highs (apart from this season) of managing Manchester United Football Club.
Starting with some good news, David Moyes confirmed in his weekly press conference on Friday that Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini have been training all week at the AoN training ground and are available for squad selection on Sunday. We have predicted that both will start the match against Everton.
Starting from the back line, there is no doubt that David De Gea will keep his number one spot in goal. Playing in defence with Rafael Da Silva confirmed to still be out of action, Phil Jones would be likely to take the right-back position with Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra taking up the other positions in the Manchester United defence.
Midfield is one that is hard to predict what David Moyes will pick against Everton, having not produced the same starting XI all season. As mentioned above we would imagine that Marouane Fellaini would start ahead of Darren Fletcher, playing alongside Michael Carrick in the centre of midfield. Antonio Valencia has recently moaned about lack of game time at Manchester United this season, no doubt frustrated with his own performances which have slumped since 2011, but we would expect him to start out wide on the right, attempting to attack the Everton defence at pace when he gets the chance – Left-wing is a difficult one to predict under David Moyes, with Adnan Januzaj, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa, Juan Mata and Danny Welbeck all playing in that position at some point over the season. We have gone for Shinji Kagawa out wide, with Juan Mata in the middle just behind striker and former Toffee Wayne Rooney leading the front line.
Here is a Manchester United Predicted XI graphic for their clash with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday:
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