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United v Everton: The essential info

Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Saturday, a date which marks 63 years since the Munich Air Disaster.

Before kick-off, there will be a minute's silence to remember those who tragically passed away in 1958. United will also wear black armbands as a mark of respect.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are ready for another tough Premier League clash as the Toffees make the journey from Merseyside to the Theatre of Dreams.

This will be the third time we’ve played Carlo Ancelotti’s side this campaign, with the Reds coming out on top in both the Premier League and Carabao Cup at Goodison Park. 

As we’re getting ready for another encounter against the Blues, here is all you need to know…

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HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?

The match at Old Trafford kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Saturday evening and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports. You can also follow the action on ManUtd.com and via our Official App, where you can also track in-game data via our Match Centre. In addition, MUTV will provide build-up, live radio commentary and post-match reaction, as well as showing full reruns of the game the following day. The Match Day Live programme on MUTV starts at 18:55 GMT.

TEAM NEWS

Ole has more or less an injury-free squad to pick from when selecting his team. In our stunning 9-0 win against Southampton, we had seven different goalscorers and that may have caused the Norwegian manager a headache ahead of his selection. Phil Jones is on his way back following his long-term knee-injury while Edinson Cavani hurt his ankle in midweek.

The visitors also have pretty much a clean bill of health. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was not involved in the Toffees’ triumph over Leeds United at Elland Road. In that game, second-choice Robin Olsen pulled of several stunning saves but Pickford is expected to be able to make a return in goal at Old Trafford. Midfielders Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Allan have remained sidelined, with the latter closest to making a return. Former United forward Joshua King made his Everton debut off the bench on Wednesday and might get his first start for the club on his return to the Theatre of Dreams.

FORM GUIDE

United were back to winning ways in midweek, and it was not an ordinary win either. In fact, we equalled our record Premier League victory, as we fired nine past Southampton. Ole’s men have only lost once in our last 16 league matches, winning 11 and drawing four.

The Merseyside outfit have had a varied start to the new year, with two defeats, one draw and one win in the Premier League. Everton have been defeated by West Ham and Newcastle at Goodison Park but pulled off strong performances away from home. Ancelotti’s charges have won five of their last six outings in all competitions.

Saturday’s match-up will be the 204th time the sides have met. United are superior in these meetings, having won 90 to the Toffees’ 67. It's ended all-square on 46 occasions.

In our last 13 encounters, United have come away with points in 12, winning eight. Two of those wins have come during this campaign. Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Edinson Cavani netted his first goal for the club in our 3-1 league win at Goodison Park in November. In our 2-0 triumph in the Carabao Cup in December, our Uruguayan centre forward put us in front with two minutes to go before Anthony Martial settled it in injury time. 

Our last defeat came in 2019, when Everton won 4-0 at Goodison Park. At the Old Trafford, United have not lost to the Blues since 2013, and we have come out on top in four of our last six encounters at home. One of the draws were last season’s 1-1 draw when Mason Greenwood scored our equaliser.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the Toffees’ top goalscorer this campaign with 12 league goals to his name. After a Premier League goal drought stretching back to December 5, the striker was back on target in midweek, claiming Everton’s crucial second in their 2-1 win at Elland Road.

Gylfi Sigurdsson also scored in that fixture and delivered the corner which eventually lead to his team-mate’s header, making the Icelandic playmaker, who often performs well against the Reds, a man to look out for.

MATCH PROGRAMME

As for every home match, there is a new edition of the United Review for you to get your hands on. As well as looking ahead to the Everton game, you will find an exclusive interview with United captain Harry MaguireYou can get your copy here.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistant referees: Marc Perry and Dan Robathan

Fourth official: Andy Madley

VAR: Andre Marriner

Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday  

 

WHO ELSE IS PLAYING?

There is a full round of Premier League fixtures this weekend, with both United's and Everton's city rivals, Liverpool and Manchester City, also going head-to-head. Here is how the weekend shapes up...

SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Aston Villa v Arsenal (12:30 GMT)

Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion (15:00 GMT)

Newcastle United v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

Fulham v West Ham United (17:30 GMT)

UNITED v Everton (20:00 GMT)

SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion (12:00 GMT)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City (14:00 GMT)

Liverpool v Manchester City (16:30 GMT)

Sheffield United v Chelsea (19:15 GMT)

MONDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Leeds United v Crystal Palace (20:00 GMT)

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