Predicted Manchester United line-up v Everton

Manchester United need a big performance against Everton this weekend.

The last time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got a strong display more or less across 90 minutes was Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut against Newcastle.

Wednesday’s late, late win over Villarreal eased some pressure on Solskjaer but the performance raised some questions.

Solskjaer went with a 4-3-3 for that game, and in our predicted 11, we’ve said he’ll stick with that system against an Everton side missing Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

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David de Gea is a shoo-in after another sensational performance on Wednesday.

In front of him, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was suspended in midweek, but should return here in place of Diogo Dalot, who struggled against Arnaut Danjuma.

Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will continue at centre-half, but will Luke Shaw be ready to play at left-back?

Solskjaer said that Shaw is feeling better after his illness but Telles was so good on Wednesday that he deserves to start again here.

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Donny van de Beek looked visibly frustrated not to get on against Villarreal and we’ve got him down as getting his chance here.

In a 4-3-3 with Scott McTominay behind him and Bruno Fernandes just ahead, the Dutchman would have a springboard to show what he can do.

That would mean Paul Pogba returning to the left of the front three, with Jadon Sancho dropping to the bench.

Jesse Lingard may feel hard done by not to start, but he has been a superb impact sub lately and may be called upon again in that role here.

Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo round off the side, although Edinson Cavani is pushing for a start after his midweek cameo lifted Old Trafford so audibly.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.