Suddenly Manchester United are flying after a run of victories and clean sheets.

So the last thing we need right now is a trip to Everton, scene of a 4-0 thrashing last season.

Conversely, this was always going to be a tough fixture after last year, and the form we are in, we are better equipped to get a win at Goodison than probably at any other point this season.

Everton have been playing well under Carlo Ancelotti and this match on Sunday at 2pm will be an interesting test of our credentials to make the top four.

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How do we approach it?

United have flitted between formations lately and we expect a change from 4-2-3-1 against Club Brugge to 3-4-1-2 at Goodison.

Playing with three at the back has served United well in tough away fixtures, most recently in victories against Chelsea and Manchester City away from home in the past few weeks.

In terms of selection, United have quite a few fresh legs after Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelöf and David de Gea were rested on Thursday night.

Bruno Fernandes was taken off after an hour, Dan James played just 45 minutes, and Mason Greenwood came off the bench late as a substitute.

Martial uncertainty and McTominay stakes a claim

United’s biggest question mark is over Anthony Martial who missed Thursday night with an injury.

He could make a quick return to start here, but United also should be careful about rushing his return. On current information, we expect Odion Ighalo and Mason Greenwood to start up front and Martial perhaps to be on the bench.

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Scott McTominay staked his claim for a place with a strong performance against the Belgians, but United should go with Nemanja Matic against Everton. He’s more disciplined defensively, and was rested with his game in mind.

Another big decision comes in defence. Should Luke Shaw or Eric Bailly get the nod? Bailly is better suited for the physical challenge Everton will bring, but Solskjaer seems to consider Luke Shaw undroppable at the moment after a return to form and we expect he will start.

Here is a look at how we expect the XI to line up on Sunday…

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