Manchester United travel to Everton looking to continue a mission to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

None of our rivals in the race have found enough consistency so the door is open if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side get a winning run together.

That said, there are still questions for the United boss to answer ahead of the trip to Goodison Park, and we’ve picked out three of the most pressing.

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Can United right last season’s wrong?

United have never played worse under Solskjaer than they did last time the Norwegian led them to Goodison Park.


That match in April saw United thumped 4-0, putting in an absolutely dire display.

Solskjaer apologised to the fans after the match, vowing to do better and putting in a far better performance and getting a better result would be a handy way to show the progress since.

Goodison Park is never an easy place to go and Carlo Ancelotti has the Toffees on the march again, so United cannot afford for anything close to a repeat of last season’s trip.

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Can United handle set-piece threat?

Everton took the lead at Old Trafford this season via a Victor Lindelof own goal after a corner which caused havoc in the United ranks.

That was not the only time Solskjaer’s side struggled to live with Everton at a dead ball, and Duncan Ferguson’s influence was clear to see.

Ferguson may have stepped back into the backroom staff but his influence is still felt, most notably in the form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton scored twice from set pieces at Arsenal last weekend and United need to be on their guard from corners and free kicks here.

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Can United exploit the full backs?

Djibril Sidibe has had a good season but he struggled badly against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last weekend.

On the left, Leighton Baines is approaching the twilight of his career and is likely to struggle against pace too.

Daniel James and Mason Greenwood played in those wide roles in United’s last Premier League game and their pace could cause problems for Ancelotti.

Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are both improving going forward too, which increases the chances United can overwhelm Everton out wide.

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