Everton will be hoping to get another victory in Old Trafford on Sunday with them doing a double against the Red Devils in the 2013/2014 season while Manchester United will want to avenge the loss last season and get their third win this season. The Red Devils won West Ham last weekend with both Robin Van Persie getting on the score sheet although it was a hard-fought win especially with skipper’s sending off and a victory will be the aim of the team with another international break looming.
Manchester United will probably have to give a second start to the U-21 defender who featured last weekend against West Ham. With Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans still out injured, Paddy McNair may have to start for the Red Devils tomorrow and will want to maintain his brilliant performance against WestHam United. Juan Mata will also probably start in place of the suspended Wayne Rooney with Ander Herrera not fit enough to play which may see the featuring of assistant captain, Darren Fletcher. Marouane Fellaini is available for selection but may not be available to play the full match. Tyler Blackett will hope Rojo moves to the left back position for him to get a chance to play after returning from suspension. However, a good display form Luke Shaw last weekend may see the manager going for the same defensive pairing that featured against West Ham. The reluctance of the manager to also pair two left footed players on the centre back position may also affect Blackett’s chances in the defence.
Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley will be missed by the Everton team but will hope the resting of Sylvain Distin, James McCarthy, Steven Pienaar and Seamus Coleman from the Europa League Thursday fixture away at FC Krasnodar, Russia will give them a advantage over the home side. Everton are struggling so far and they will need to start producing some good results soon enough to stay up there as a contender. Although they have played Chelsea and Liverpool in their first six matches, their overall performance is not as good as expected by many.
Everton had a double win over United last season with the latest coming at Goodison Park in a 2-0 win which saw the eventual sacking of David Moyes as Manchester United manager. Everton will be facing a different team compared to the one they face last season and will have to explore Manchester United’s defensive injury worries if they are to get anything out of the game. Referee Kevin Friend will be in charge of the match which happens to be his fourth English Premier League assignment of the season and Manchester United will hope to stay clean tomorrow after seeing red in their last two matches. Friend however is yet to issue a red card this season with 12 yellow card already shown in his first three fixtures.