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Preview: Manchester United vs Everton – prediction, team news, line-ups

Manchester United will be looking to secure back-to-back league wins when they welcome relegation-threatened Everton to Old Trafford on Saturday. 

The Red Devils bounced back from their disappointing 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United with a 1-0 home success over Brentford in midweek

It was far from a vintage performance from United but manager Erik ten Hag will be satisfied with the result that saw them climb back into fourth in the Premier League table. 

Marcus Rashford continued his impressive league form as the forward scored the decisive goal with a close-range finish in the first-half. 

However, David de Gea also played a vital role for the home victory as he pulled off a brilliant save to deny substitute Kevin Schade. 

Ten Hag’s men will now face Everton who have picked up some very positive results since Sean Dyche has been in the dugout. 

Their most recent home league encounter saw them securing a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, with Michael Keane scoring a stunning long-range strike to cancel out the advantage of Harry Kane’s penalty. 

The Toffees are currently sitting 16th in the standings, sharing the same points as fellow strugglers West Ham United, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest. 

With nine teams currently fighting relegation, Everton face a tough fight to maintain their top-flight status by next season. 

They cannot afford to lose their home matches but also need a few positive away results to ensure they finish above the bottom three. 

Team News 

United will not be able to avail the services of Luke Shaw who picked up a knock against Brentford. 

The left-back will join Alejandro Garnacho and Donny van de Beek on the sidelines, with the duo nursing injuries as well. 

However, the good news for the Red Devils is that both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Christian Eriksen have returned to full training in latest Man Utd news

As for Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still recovering from a thigh injury with Demarai Gray expected to lead the line on Saturday. 

Sean Dyche will also be unable to call upon the services of Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure as the former is injured while the latter is suspended for the game. 

Manchester United vs Everton potential line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Fred, Sabitzer; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Everton: Pickford; Keane, Tarkowski, Godfrey; Coleman, Onana, Gueye, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Gray, McNeil

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Manchester United vs Everton prediction 

Manchester United were not very convincing in their previous home encounter against Brentford, but they still managed to secure victory which is what matters in the end. 

They are also not expected to find easy opponents in Everton who will look to frustrate them at Old Trafford this weekend. But with Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, Erik ten Hag’s side should find a way to score and win the game. 

Manchester United 1-0 Everton

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