Manchester United are back in domestic action today as we’re away to Everton in the Premier League following Thursday night’s thrashing of Club Brugge in the Europa League.
The Toffees had been in good form under Carlo Ancelotti prior to their 3-2 loss at Arsenal last weekend but weren’t in action midweek.
Anthony Martial is back from injury to start this afternoon as Odion Ighalo is back among the substitutes in the biggest news ahead of the game.
The two teams are confirmed as:
David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial
Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Eric Bailly, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Odion Ighalo
Victor Lindelof is in for Eric Bailly as expected in the only change in the back four from midweek. The Ivorian drops to the bench where he is the only defender named by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Scott McTominay maintains his place in central midfield but he and Fred are joined by Nemanja Matic in what will be a trio this afternoon. That means Mason Greenwood will probably play alongside Anthony Martial in a front two, with Bruno Fernandes just behind them.
Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Leighton Baines; Theo Walcott, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Substitutes: Joao Virginia, Yerry Mina, Djibril Sidibe, Yerry Mina, Bernard, Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean
Carlo Ancelotti has recalled Michael Keane to the starting lineup and the former Manchester United youth will be partnered by relatively inexperienced Mason Holgate in the back four. We should be able to get at this defence as they also have Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines in the full-back roles.
Andre Gomes is fit again after his horrible leg break earlier in the season. He’s the holding midfielder in what is either a 4-5-1 for 4-4-2 formation. It all depends whether Richarlison is partnering Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front, or out on the left wing.
The Toffees have Theo Walcott back to start down the right wing, whilst there is also a start for Tom Davies in central midfield. Moise Kean, Bernard and Alex Iwobi are all among the substitutes for the hosts.