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08/02/2013 11:01, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Preview: United v Everton

Date, time and coverage: Sunday 10 February, 16:00 GMT. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports and you can also follow it via ManUtd.com’s exclusive radio and text commentaries.

Form guide: Manchester United are nine points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and unbeaten in 13 matches, whilst scoring more goals than any other team in the division this season. However, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men will be more than aware of the threat posed by Everton, who inflicted one of the Reds’ three top-flight defeats of this campaign last August. Since then, the Toffees have impressed and currently sit in fifth place - just three points shy of the top-four.

Betting: Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in his last 10 matches for United, adding to that tally by netting during England’s midweek win over Brazil. But can he maintain this white-hot form? You can back the Reds striker to break the deadlock this weekend with bwin at odds of 5.00.

Ins and outs: Speaking at his weekly press conference at Carrington, the boss confirmed the fitness of Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick, whilst also revealed that all of United's international stars are available for selection. In contrast, Everton manager David Moyes could be without talismanic midfielder Phil Jagielka and Marouane Fellaini, while Tony Hibbert and Seamus Coleman are both likely to miss out.  

Last meeting: Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa suffered defeat on their United debuts as Everton secured a 1-0 win over United at Goodison Park, where Fellaini’s 57th minute header was decisive. “Fellaini is a handful,” Sir Alex told afterwards. “He is a big, tall, gangly lad and they just lumped the ball forward to him. That's all they did. They worked from that base all the time and they got a goal from him, so it's justified.”

Did you know? In December, ex-Red Phil Neville became the seventh player in Premier League history to make 500 appearances – joining an exclusive club that is led by former teammate Ryan Giggs. Since then, the Everton captain has reached another landmark by starting his 500th top-flight match.

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