Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Everton FC


When Manchester United travels to Everton FC for an EFL Cup quarterfinal clash, it will also be a match-up of two managers seeking their first trophy with their current club. While the League Cup isn’t anything that’s extremely coveted or highly regarded these days, it is still provides an opportunity to win silverware, and that is important for both Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti and United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Both managers are eager to show their bosses and their supporter bases that the club rebuilding project is progressing right now.

Manchester United at Everton FC EFL Cup Quarterfinal FYIs

Team news for both sides: go here

Everton Starting XI Prediction: go here

Everton (+235) Manchester United (+110) Draw (+260)

Kickoff: 8pm GMT, Wed. Dec. 23, Goodison Park

TV (UK): Sky Sports


Referee: Andrew Madley
Assistants: Edward Smart, Adrian Holmes
Fourth official: Andre Marriner

In looking at how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might set up his team for this one, there really is no right or wrong answer, given how he keeps switching up his starting XIs, and even sometimes his formations lately.

The Norwegian has said he’s wary of keeping his side fresh, trying to prevent injury, so he’ll rotate his side in this one for sure. We’re predicting a start for Paul Pogba in a “squad rotation” lineup?? Hahahahahahaha. Yes, that’s where we are right now.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) at Everton: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Axel, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Fred, Lingard, Martial, Cavani

Prediction: United 2, Everton 1

You got to love United’s away form right now, so how can you pick against it? United will of course fall behind early in this one; naturally.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of  “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. The line up is not OK for me

  2. If they fall behind they won’t win. They’ll be lucky to save a draw.

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