Match preview: Get ready for United v Everton

Thursday 25 October 2018 09:11

Manchester United will return to Old Trafford on Sunday for an important Premier League match against Everton.

Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus in midweek and plan to return to winning ways against the Toffees.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s game…

Key match details: United v Everton

Sunday 28 October | Premier League | Old Trafford | Live build-up on MUTV from 14:30 GMT | Kick-off at 16:00 GMT

Our record against Everton

United have won 87, drawn 44 and lost 66 of the 197 previous matches against the Toffees. Encouragingly, we are also unbeaten in the last seven fixtures across all competitions.

Diogo Dalot, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez have all missed United's recent matches due to injury. Make sure to tune in to the manager’s press conference on Friday, when an update may be provided on their availability.

Meanwhile, Everton have no fresh injury concerns. Long-term absentee James McCarthy will miss the game, as could skipper Phil Jagielka, who hasn’t played since the opening game of the season due to a mixture of suspension and injury. It is believed that Marco Silva may rotate his starting XI, after making three game-changing substitutions against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Everton are currently one of the Premier League's in-form sides after winning three consecutive matches. Late goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun ensured they beat Crystal Palace last week, following successive victories against Fulham and Leicester City. Away from home, the Merseysiders have lost just one of their four games on the road this season. 

United secured a convincing 4-0 win over the Toffees on 17 September 2017, thanks to goals from Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku. Watch the highlights below...

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What happened when Everton visited in 17/18

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Jonathan Moss will oversee proceedings on Sunday. The Yorkshireman has taken charge of seven Premier League games this season, including United’s 2-0 victory against Burnley last month. Moss will be assisted by Eddie Smart and Andy Halliday this weekend, while Paul Tierney is set to be fourth official.

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Who’s their manager?

There will be two Portuguese coaches in the Old Trafford dugout on Sunday, when Marco Silva locks horns with his mentor Jose Mourinho. The 41-year-old joined Everton in the summer after previously managing Hull City and Watford.

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It’s another action-packed weekend in the Premier League, with 10 matches spread across three days. Here’s the full schedule…

Saturday 27 October
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton v Newcastle
Liverpool v Cardiff City
Fulham v AFC Bournemouth
Watford v Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v West Ham United (17:30 BST)

Sunday 28 October
Burnley v Chelsea (13:30 GMT)
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (13:30 GMT)
Manchester United v Everton (16:00 GMT)

Monday 29 October
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (20:00 GMT)

Kick-off times all 15:00 BST unless stated and don't forget the clocks go back on Sunday!