Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus in midweek and plan to return to winning ways against the Toffees.
This is the 14th time in PL history that the sides have met at Old Trafford in a televised league match. United’s record is: W11, D3, L0 (GF 34, GA 11) from those matches, and a failure to add to that win tally here could well see the ‘Special One’ José Mourinho become the ‘Unemployed Zero’.
Everton, with an away record of: W1, D2, L1, have dropped four points out of a possible nine from winning positions, but (since the start of 2017/18) still have a decent record from away PL games in which they have led at half-time, which reads: W2, D2, L1.
Match: Manchester United vs Everton
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester United)
Kick Off: 5:00 PM
Date: Sunday 28th October 2018
Players To Watch
- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) The Former Everton player is desperate to regain form, but scored in last season’s corresponding fixture.
- Jordan Pickford (Everton) saved a penalty in Everton’s victory over Crystal Palace last weekend, and will certainly be kept busy, having thus far shipped 12 goals to United as a PL goalkeeper.
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Manchester United Team News
Diogo Dalot, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez have all missed United’s recent matches due to injury. Make sure to tune in to the manager’s press conference on Friday, when an update may be provided on their availability.
Everton Team News
Everton have no fresh injury concerns. Long-term absentee James McCarthy will miss the game, as could skipper Phil Jagielka, who hasn’t played since the opening game of the season due to a mixture of suspension and injury. It is believed that Marco Silva may rotate his starting XI, after making three game-changing substitutions against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Everton are currently one of the Premier League’s in-form sides after winning three consecutive matches. Late goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun ensured they beat Crystal Palace last week, following successive victories against Fulham and Leicester City. Away from home, the Merseysiders have lost just one of their four games on the road this season.
There will be two Portuguese coaches in the Old Trafford dugout on Sunday, when Marco Silva locks horns with his mentor Jose Mourinho. The 41-year-old joined Everton in the summer after previously managing Hull City and Watford.