United vs Everton Team News: Pogba, Lingard, Bailly, Coleman, Delph

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This 2019-20 Premier League season, thus far, has seen Manchester United: beat the reigning domestic treble holders/two time defending champions at home, utterly rout top four side Chelsea in the season opener, beat second place Leicester City and become the only side not to lose to Liverpool.

It’s been a campaign that’s also seen United: lose at home to Crystal Palace for the first time ever, manage only a draw with the 18th and 16th place sides and lose to the 17th and 14th place sides? So who are the real Red Devils? As they host 15th place Everton tomorrow, one can understand why United supporters will be wary of this fixture.

In looking at the team news for this one, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have winger Jesse Lingard back available for selection, but he’s a doubt after having missed training all week. The Englishman suffered a knock in the Manchester derby win.

Meanwhile Paul Pogba (so much for that Manchester Derby return date from his chronic ankle problems), Eric Bailly (knee) and Tim Fosu-Mensah (also knee) will resume full training with the first team next week. Looks like we might not see any of them featuring until Boxing Day, or quite possibly the new year.
“I’m not sure about Jesse, but I hope [he can feature],” Solskjaer told the media after the Reds’ 4-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night.
“He wasn’t training today, but we’ll check him on Saturday probably. He’s really come good now; he’s been fit, he’s been training well, so we hope so.
”Next week, Eric [Bailly] will start training, Tim [Fosu-Mensah] will start training, Paul will probably start training with us next week properly. So let’s see.”

Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic are also doubts due to match fitness concerns. Flipping over to the visitors, Seamus Coleman (rib), Fabian Delph (knock), Lucas Digne (groin), and Yerry Mina (hamstring) are all doubts for this one.

Meanwhile Theo Walcott (calf), former United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (calf), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) and Andre Gomes (ankle) are all out injured.

Manchester United vs Everton FYIs

United starting XI Prediction: go to this link

Kickoff: 2pm, Dec. 14, Old Trafford

Google Result Probability: Everton win 19%, Draw 26%, Manchester United win 55%

Form Guide: Everton-  WLLLW  Manchester United- WWDDW

Odds: Manchester United win 5/6  Draws 11/4  Everton win 7/2

Prediction: Manchester United 2, Everton 1

Are we going to finally see United hold serve at home and be consistent/perform according to what the prediction business says they should?

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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