It will be interesting to see what Manchester United can be this season, once everyone is healthy and they have all hands on deck. That won’t be the case on Sunday, when they travel to Everton FC, but the Red Devils are getting there.
Some players are coming back into the fold right now, although plenty of others remain on the shelf.
Manchester United at Everton FC FYIs
Kick: Sun. Nov. 26, 4:30pm, Goodison Park, Liverpool UK
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Google Result Probability: United 39% Draw 27% Everton 34%
Premier League Form, Standing: United WWLWW, 6th, 21 pts Everton WDWLW 14th, 14 pts
Before we get to the starting lineup prediction, a few notes and thoughts about why we went with these specific selections.
Starting Anthony Martial, really? Well, what else can you do, as Rasmus Hojlund is almost certainly out, so you don’t have depth at striker.
The same could be said of the final third in general, as forwards Antony and Jadon Sancho are no longer part of the plan, deservedly so.
Finally, it’s crazy to think about what happened to once team captain Raphael Varane. The Frenchman, who is as well decorated a player as any, is now below even Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire on the pecking order; despite being ostensibly healthy.
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Everton FC
Andre Onana; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot; Scott McTominay, Sofyan Amrabat; Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial
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