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United Desperately Need a Win | 4-2-3-1 With Bruno, Rashford & Evans | Team News, Injuries & Predicted Lineup – Man United vs Everton

Manchester United vs Everton

Let’s take a look at the team news as Manchester United host Everton in a crucial Premier League tie at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Red Devils are in desperate need of a win to stay in the fight for a top-six finish with West Ham just breathing down their neck with a difference of just 2 points.

Erik ten Hag’s men have lost their last two Premier League matches against Fulham and Manchester City, respectively. They currently stand sixth in the league table with 44 points in 27 matches and are 11 points behind Aston Villa, who are in fourth place.

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, Everton
Image Obtained Via The Times

On the other hand, Everton are in the relegation battle, sitting 16th in the Premier League with 25 points from 27 matches. This is after they were docked 10 points on the grounds of Financial Fair Play, which has hampered their progress this season.

How Manchester United Have Lined Up Recently

Manchester United have been fielding their team with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Kobbie Mainoo and Casemiro forming the double pivot. Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho have started on the left and right flanks, respectively, in their last match.

Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho
(Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, club captain Bruno Fernandes played as the false nine against Manchester City last week. Scott McTominay played as the No. 10 in a defensive line-up assembled in an attempt to sneak out a point against the mighty Cityzens.

Changes We May See

We are unlikely to see much change in the starting XI for Manchester United against Everton from the one that lost to Manchester City. Jonny Evans should start alongside Raphael Varane in the heart of their defense. Luke Shaw and Rasmus Hojlund will miss the match, as will Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez. Marcus Rashford suffered a knock at the Etihad but has recovered.

Manchester United’s Recent Form and Tactics

Manchester United were second-best against both Fulham and Manchester City, and their recent form does not augur well ahead of the match against Everton. The Toffees are definitely not as strong a side as the Cityzens, but the Red Devils will not find it easy to score goals against them, especially in the absence of Rasmus Hojlund.

Rasmus Hojlund injury
Image Obtained Via beIN Sports

Still, it can be assumed safely that Ten Hag’s men will play in an aggressive manner in a desperate attempt to earn all three points on Saturday. Rashford scored a stunning goal against Man City, but did not do much else in the match.

The same goes for Fernandes, as United were confined to their own defensive third for the majority of the match at Etihad. Both of them should be eager to put the past behind and perform with purpose against the Merseysiders. Garnacho should also be hungry for some success after being off-color in the last few matches.

Man United Injuries to Consider

As mentioned already, Maguire and Shaw are not going to play this weekend, having suffered recent injuries. In addition to that, there are already injured players like Hojlund, Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia and Martinez, neither of whom will be able to play on Saturday.

The 36-year-old Evans should start alongside Varane at the center of Manchester United’s defense on Saturday. Antony, who came on as a substitute against the Cityzens, might be introduced in the second half against the Toffees as well.

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Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Everton

Andre Onana; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Johnny Evans, Victor Lindelof; Kobbie Mainoo, Casemiro; Alejandro Garnacho, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford; Bruno Fernandes

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Subhadeep Roy
Subhadeep Roy has been covering football for different websites for the last six years. He supports Manchester United and follows them quite closely.

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