Predicted Manchester United XI v Everton

Manchester United will face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime, looking to get back to winning ways.

United were too sluggish for too long in their last match against Leicester and deservedly lost ground in the chase for the top four.

The reverse fixture this season was a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, where Everton arguably deserved all three points, despite their awful away form throughout the rest of the season.

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Ralf Rangnick has some injury issues to deal with ahead of the game.

Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay all started against Leicester and none of them will be fit to play in this game.

It is almost certain that Alex Telles will come in for Shaw at left-back, with Victor Lindelof by far the most likely man to replace Varane.

In midfield, there is the chance that Rangnick could get Fred to anchor the midfield, with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes either side.

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There is more chance that Nemanja Matic comes in to anchor the midfield, with Fred continuing in the box-to-box role he scored from against Leicester.

That would see Pogba continue on the left, and Ronaldo has to come back into the front three, so who drops out?

Anthony Elanga’s levels have slipped a bit recently and perhaps a break from the team here would work out well, with Jadon Sancho moving onto the right.

There has been talk about Marcus Rashford in the past week and he could be reintroduced to the side here, but his substitute display against the Foxes will not have done much to convince Rangnick to do that.

In: Lindelof, Telles, Matic, Ronaldo

Out: Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Elanga

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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.