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 a lack of consistency has been the major problem for them this season.
Manchester United team news-
United is struggling with injuries right now. The big news is captain Wayne Rooney took part in the training on Thursday morning as he didn’t play England’s recent Euro qualifiers due to an ankle injury but expected to start against his former club Everton. Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay are also in line to start. Schweinsteiger picked up a groin injury during international duty for Germany; Morgan Schneiderlin could replace him in the midfield. Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo doubtful due to a hamstring injury. Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair also will not be there.
Predicted lineup of Manchester United-
GK- David de Gea
Defence- Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind
Midfield- Morgan Schneiderlin
Attacking midfield- Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Andreas Pereira
Striker- Anthony Martial
Depay will be benched by van Gaal and it is certain when he said that he wants to teach the number 7 a lesson.