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United v Everton: A guide to the opposition

Saturday 14 December 2019 07:00

Manchester United take on Everton on Sunday in the Premier League, with the game kicking off at 14:00 GMT.

The visitors secured a vital victory against Frank Lampard's Chelsea last time out to claw themselves out of the relegation zone, and sit in 14th place in the league going into this weekend's round of fixtures.

Ahead of our first home meeting with the Toffees in over a year, here is everything you need to know about our latest opponent...


Manchester United have won 36 of our 54 Premier League games against Everton. This is more than any side has won against another in competition history.


Duncan Ferguson hopes to have Seamus Coleman available for selection when the Toffees make the journey to Manchester on Sunday. The Republic of Ireland international, who has made over 250 appearances for the Merseysiders, has been sidelined with a rib injury since the Blues' 2-0 home defeat to Norwich City on 23 November.

Along with Coleman, the caretaker boss is waiting on the fitness of a number of his first team players. Fabian Delph is edging closer to a return after being out for six weeks with a muscle problem, along with Yerry Mina, who was absent from their 3-1 victory over Chelsea with a hamstring issue. Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott suffered knocks in last weekend's win at Goodison Park, and are also doubts.


With a young, hungry squad, Everton fans had plenty to be optimistic about at the start of the season. However, our opponents are currently embroiled in a fight for Premier League survival. Even with England international Jordan Pickford in-between the sticks, Everton's defence has been fragile this term, with three clean sheets and 28 goals conceded.

Prior to last weekend's pick-me-up against Chelsea at Goodison Park, our visitors had been languishing in the relegation zone, following consecutive defeats at the hands of newly-promoted Norwich City, title chasing Leicester City and local rivals Liverpool, which ultimately led to Marco Silva losing his job. The arrival of Duncan Ferguson as caretaker boss has at least for now brought some fresh optimism to the Merseysiders, while a search for a permanent manager continues.

Duncan Ferguson won his first game as caretaker boss of Everton, and will be in the dugout for Sunday's game.


With 20 wins, five draws and just two defeats since the beginning of the Premier League in 1992, United's home record against Everton is extremely strong. Our biggest win against the Toffees at Old Trafford was in December 1999, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored four times in a 5-1 victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds.

We are currently unbeaten in our last five home league fixtures against the Toffees and will be pushing to replicate our 2-1 victory from last season, courtesy of strikes from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

With eight goals to his name, Richarlison is Everton's top scorer in all competitions this season.


Following in the footsteps of Everton legends gone by, Richarlison was handed the number seven shirt at the beginning of the season. The 22-year old began his career in the youth ranks at América Mineiro and spent a year at Fluminense before he made the journey across the Atlantic to sign for Watford in 2017.

A year later, the Brazilian international arrived at Goodison Park for big money, despite scoring just five goals in his debut campaign in England. The imposing forward would go on to be the Toffees' top scorer for 2018/19, netting 14 times in all competitions, and was crowned as their Young Player of the Year. With eight goals to his name so far this term, Richarlison is already on his way to surpassing last season's tally.

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