Two points behind Current leader Manchester City, third-placed van Gaal’s Manchester United had enough time to recover from their shocking loss to Arsenal ahead of their trip to Goodison Park to play Everton who are in seventh place, on Saturday.
Two weeks ago United were stunned by the 3-0 loss to Arsenal. Then came the much-needed break to regroup as Premier league took a break to make way for the international fixtures.
Host Everton are becoming hard to beat with losing just two of their 10 games in all competitions is in number seven position in the league table. Wayne Rooney’s former club have an improving head-to-head record against Manchester United. Roberto Martinez’s men managed to beat the Red Devils in three straight encounters at Goodison Park – without conceding a goal in those victories. The 3-0 scoreline of last season, most impressive in that dream run. But lack of consistency has been the major problem for them this season.
Here are the lineups of both the sides:
Everton Starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, Barry, McCarthy, Naismith, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku.
Everton Subs: Joel, Kone, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Osman, Mori, Browning.
Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Mata, Herrera, Rooney, Martial.
Manchester United Subs: Johnstone, Blind, Carrick, Lingard, Pereira, Fellaini, Memphis.