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17/04/2014 15:32, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Preview: Everton v United

The manager: Victory in last year’s FA Cup final over Manchester City ensured Roberto Martinez’s stock remained high, despite his Wigan side’s subsequent relegation from the Premier League. In his first season in charge at Goodison Park, the Spaniard could guide Everton to the qualifying stages of the Champions League for the first time since they finished fourth under David Moyes in 2005. 

Star man: Ross Barkley was handed his debut by Moyes as a 17-year-old in 2011 and, since then, the midfielder has established himself as one of the most promising talents in the English game. Compared to a young Paul Gascoigne by some, most recently Martinez, Barkley is sure to be a threat to United on Sunday and could feature for England in this summer’s World Cup.

Did you know? Since Charlie Adam scored for Stoke on 1 February, United have gone 488 minutes without conceding an away goal in the Premier League.

Quote/unquote: "There are still plenty of important games to play. We are Manchester United and it's our duty to win every game we take part in. We want to finish as high as we can in the league, ensure we're playing in a European competition next season and show we are still around and that we will never give in." David De Gea.

Whistle-blower:
Mark Clattenburg takes charge of United in the Premier League for the third time since the start of the year, the Durham official having been the man in the middle for the draw with Arsenal and the defeat to Liverpool.

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