Manchester United are looking to pick up a third consecutive victory when they make the short trip to Goodison Park to play Everton on Sunday afternoon.
The Toffees saw their five-game unbeaten run snapped when they fell short against Arsenal on Sunday, but a win would move them into the top half of the table and level on points with eighth-place Wolves.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils took a big 5-0 win against Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night and will look to win the three points in order to draw level with fourth-placed Chelsea.
Everton will monitor left-back Lucas Digne, who missed the defeat at Arsenal with a muscle strain.
Theo Walcott is back in contention, while the fit-again Andre Gomes could replace Morgan Schneiderlin, who is ruled out with a knee problem.
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is doubtful after suffering a muscle injury in training, while Marcus Rashford a long-term absentee due to back problems, it could be down to either new signing Odion Ighalo or youngster Mason Greenwood to lead the frontline for the away side.Martial’s compatriot Paul Pogba (ankle) is not expected to appear on Sunday, the game coming too soon for a return.
Also sidelined are young defenders Axel Tuanzebe (thigh) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee), as well as veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Head to Head
Sunday’s encounter will represent the 203rd competitive fixture between the two clubs, with United recording 88 wins in comparison to 70 victories for Everton.
Despite United’s historical advantage, Everton have fared better in recent games, avoiding defeat in both of the matches which were played in 2019.
After thrashing United by a 4-0 scoreline at Goodison Park in April, the Toffees gained a share of the spoils at Old Trafford earlier this season.
Managers Quotes Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti via BBC:
“The fight for Europe is still open and it will be open after the game against United. A win against United will be important for our confidence.”
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on last season’s 4-0 defeat at Everton:
“I can with hand on heart 100% say these boys will never give in and never give up like that team did.
These are the boys we want to build the next team around.”We knew when we made the decisions we made in the summer it was going to take time.
There culture, the attitude, the fitness, the camaraderie, the team spirit and maybe even the understanding between players have improved.”
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Gomes, Delph, Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Matic, Williams; Fernandes; Greenwood, Ighalo