Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Confirmed: United's team to face Everton

Saturday 07 November 2020 11:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United line-up to take on Everton in the Premier League has been announced.

Here's the side our manager has selected to start the game at Goodison Park at 12:30 GMT:

United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Mata, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

 Henderson, Tuanzebe, Matic, Pogba, van de Beek, James, Cavani.

There are four changes from the XI that played in Istanbul in midweek. David De Gea, on his 30th birthday, returns in goal, while Victor Lindelof has recovered from the back problem which kept him on the bench in Turkey.

Fred and Scott McTominay are also back in as the midfield pivot, with Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek making way.

Meanwhile, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has made a number of alterations from the side that were beaten at Newcastle last week.
Mason Holgate makes his first appearance of the season at centre-back, while Seamus Coleman returns at right-back following a hamstring problem. Lucas Digne returns from suspension, while James Rodriguez, Jordan Pickford and Bernard also start.

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Allan, Doucoure, Sigurdsson; Rodriguez, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin.

Substitutes: Olsen, Mina, Godfrey, Davies, Gomes, Iwobi, Tosun.


Speaking to MUTV before the game, Solskjaer said: "We need a response from the game on Wednesday, and last Sunday as well to be honest. Victor’s feeling okay in his back. Hopefully he can last the game because he’s had trouble with it. The energy of Scott and Fred after not playing this midweek will help us.

“Juan’s showed so many times that we need his brightness and cleverness and he’s been in good form lately, hopefully we can get him on the ball and let him create chances for the front players.”

On the subject of reverting from a diamond formation to 4-2-3-1, Ole told BT Sport: "That diamond worked quite well against Leipzig, didn’t it? So you don’t have to delve too far back to find good results [with it].

“Okay, we didn’t blow anyone away with the game against Arsenal, that was a tight game. Every game lives its own life and the first goal is massive in any game of football. Hopefully we can start bright today.”

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