How to watch and follow United v Everton

Thursday 05 January 2023 07:00

Manchester United are back in action on Friday, when we take on Everton in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

The Reds come into the game on a four-match winning streak since the season's restart, after beating Bournemouth 3-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday. 

Erik ten Hag's squad is gradually returning to full strength post-World Cup too, having recently welcomed the return of Lisandro Martinez and Diogo Dalot, both of whom made substitute appearances against the Cherries.

Ahead of the cup clash against the team from the blue side of Liverpool, here's everything you need to know, from team news to form guide and everything between... 

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Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT, and the match will be shown live on ITV1 as well as on ITVX for fans in the UK.

Our MUTV pre-match show will begin at 18:55, bringing you pre-match build-up, team news, post-match reaction and interviews. In addition to this, you will also be able to follow the action as it happens in the United App and on, with live radio commentary available for the full 90 minutes.

Short match highlights of the action will be available to view two hours after the final whistle, with the extended versions dropping the following morning. 


One of the main talking points from our win over Bournemouth was the first-half substitution of Donny van de Beek. Donny was withdrawn before the break with a leg injury, but after the match, Ten Hag said: "We have to wait and then you can make the right diagnosis, so the medical team have to do their work. But it doesn't look great." The boss may give an update on van de Beek in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.


Anthony Martial appeared to take a hit to the face when trying to convert a header at the far post, but Erik expects Martial to recover and be back in contention for Friday's match. Diogo Dalot and Lisandro Martinez received their first minutes since the 2022 World Cup against the Cherries and will be vying for a start against Everton. Jadon Sancho and Antony were not in the squad for the clash with Bournemouth, but the latter returned to first-team training on Wednesday afternoon. Erik could offer an update on the pair in his press conference later today (Thursday 16:30 GMT).


For the visitors, Andros Townsend and former Red James Garner are ruled out, while Nathan Patterson limped off in the previous match against Brighton. Anthony Gordon has been recovering from illness and could play at Old Trafford on Friday. Other than that, Frank Lampard has a clean bill of health for the trip to Manchester.

Antony trains ahead of Toffees tie


Our Brazil winger has been pictured at Carrington after missing the win over Bournemouth.


Ten Hag’s Reds can take confidence in knowing that the last time these two faced each other, we came out on top in an away Premier League fixture at Goodison Park. 

Alex Iwobi gave the hosts the lead inside five minutes back in October, but we hit back through Antony and the Cristiano Ronaldo to complete the 2-1 comeback within the first half. 

Anthony Martial was forced off early in that game due to an injury, but is in contention to start once again when we lock horns on Friday.

Fellow attacker, Marcus Rashford, had a goal disallowed by VAR on our visit to Goodison and our no.10 will be looking to continue his fine form against the Toffees at the Theatre of Dreams. The forward has scored in his last six home matches in a row.

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Rashford loves an Old Trafford goal

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It has been a difficult season thus far for Everton, who have won just three of their 18 Premier League games this term. The Merseyside club may have thought the tide had turned in their favour after their recent 1-1 draw at the Etihad to Manchester City, but that was followed by a 4-1 thumping by Brighton on home soil.

While struggling for league form, a loss in Friday’s FA Cup fixture could see Lampard’s side suffer a second competition knockout in the space of two months. They were beaten comfortably by Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round in early November, in their penultimate game before the World Cup break. 

The Toffees come up against a United side unbeaten in our last six games in all competition, and the Reds are yet to concede since returning to competitive action in late December. Ten Hag's side are in fine form both defensively and offensively and with a stellar record at the Theatre of Dreams building under the Dutchman's leadership, United will no doubt present another tough ask for Lampard and his players on Friday.

Old Trafford can become a fortress


The boss believes our home form can be pivotal to our hopes of success but has a warning for his side.


As it is the third round of the FA Cup, plenty of teams are still in the mix – but here are some of the most eye-catching fixtures that await us this weekend...


UNITED v Everton


Tottenham v Portsmouth (12:30 GMT)
Crystal Palace v Southampton (12:30 GMT)
Brentford v West Ham (17:30 GMT)
Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle (18:00 GMT)
Liverpool v Wolves


Manchester City v Chelsea (16:30 GMT)


Oxford United v Arsenal

*Kick-off times are 20:00 GMT unless stated.