Manchester United are set to take on Everton in the Premier League game on Tuesday Night, 04 April 2017 at Old Trafford. This is a massive game for United who can reduce the gap between them and 4th place City to just 2 points and 3 points off third place Liverpool. Jose Mourinho team can not afford to drop points this time around while Everton themselves will be looking to bounce back from that devastating 3-1 defeat in the hands of Liverpool. If they can beat United they will go level on points with them however having played two more games.
Manchester United vs Everton Preview: United just can not buy a win in league having draw yet another dominant performance at Old Trafford against West Brom. That was their 11th draw of the season and record 8th at home in this campaign. Mourinho will have the services of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic who will start upfront with Mikhitaryan, Martial and Lingard to start in attacking roles ahead of Herrera and Pogba.
Everton on the other hand has enjoyed superb start to the season but lately they have been found out and struggling to score goals. Ronaldo Koeman has a decent record against United since he came to english football as Southampton manager and he will be eager to put more misery on United this weekend.
Everton 1-1 Manchester United – 04 December 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
42′ 0 – 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores just before the break after Maarten Stekelenburg came out of the box and Ibrahimovic chip shot cross the line (Barely!)
89′ 1 – 1 Leighton Baines scores from penalty spot late in second half
Manchester United took on Everton in the English FA Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium this Saturday afternoon and it turned out a crackin game of football with United dominating the first half on every scale. The game started with both teams getting early chances but once United got hold of the game midway through the first half they always looked like scoring and finally broke the deadlock in 34th minute when Martial neat footwork done the left side byline and a squared ball was tapped home by Fellaini to put United 1-0 up.
If United dominated the first half, Everton came out stronger in the second. They pressed higher up the pitch and United fail to cope with constant pressure by Everton. De Gea saved a penalty from Lakuku but Everton got themselves back on level terms soon when a deflected shot off Smalling found its way past De Gea.
Both teams has already played twice in the league this season and Manchester United ran out comfortable winners in both games completing the double over Everton. In the League game at Goddison United secured a comprehansive 3-0 win while they also managed a narrow 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
Louis Van Gaal is likely to keep Martial, Rashford and Rooney in the starting lineu while Juan Mata, Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick to play in central midfield roles. Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian set to keep their places as fullbacks with Smalling and Blind playing in central defense.
Everton are boosted by the return of John Stones who will start in central defense role alongside Phil Jagialka while Bains and Cleverly set to miss out with long term injuries. Lakuku, Steven Naismith and Ross Barkely to play in attacking roles and this is how I see both teams lining up.
Match Predictions: United will be favourite for this game but Everton will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat in local merseyside derby. However United has found some form and should have enough to see of the challenge from Everton on Saturday event.
Both teams meet earlier in the season back in october at Goddison Park and United produced a superb display winning the game by 3-0 their biggest margin this season away from home. Everton however are a very touch team to beat when they are traveling and United’s shaky form might give some headechs to Louis Van Gaal.