Manchester United host Everton in the Premier League full of confidence after two massive wins.
Victory against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham was followed by a sensational win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men need to back up those performances with a win against the Toffees, who are currently in the bottom half of the Premier League.
United have picked up two-thirds (16 of 24) of their points against teams in the top half of the table, struggling to break down the smaller teams.
So how will they lineup against the Toffees?
Solskjaer looks likely to make just one change from their last league game. Brandon Williams was benched against Spurs and City, presumably due to the enormity of the games for a 19-year-old, but his attacking ability could be useful in breaking down Everton. Of course, he recently scored a well-taken goal against Sheffield United. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have become a settled pairing, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka drew praise for his performance against City.
Fred and Scott McTominay are likely to continue in midfield due to the absence of Paul Pogba. Ahead of them, there’ll be no place for Andreas Pereira. The Brazilian had been a regular this season, but he was dropped for the last two league games after a poor display against Aston Villa, which did not go down well with United fans.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer remains hopeful that Jesse Lingard can feature after receiving a knock against Manchester City last weekend.
Ahead of them, the United front three have been in red-hot form. Daniel James has three goals and five assists this season. Three of those assists were to Marcus Rashford, the highest combination between players in the Premier League this season (as shown on Transfermarkt). Rashford has scored 13 goals in 21 games this season for United, including seven in his last eight games. Anthony Martial scored the winning goal in the derby and should continue over Mason Greenwood through the middle.
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