This game is another crucial test for Manchester United. Because after our last league game against West Ham where we won 2-1 at Old Trafford, we must keep that momentum going. We are in the business end of the season and we are now in a position where we must win all our remaining games. Everton has won their last 4 league games which includes two home wins. A 2-0 win against Chelsea and a 1-0 win versus Arsenal. The game will be on Sunday at 8:30 am Eastern time.
Under coach Marco Silva he has carefully guided the team into a respectable squad. They are in 9th place right now, but could end the season a few places higher than that. They have some players that we have to be wary of. The Brazilian Richarlison has skill, pace and is very good at finding space in the box to exploit. Midfielders Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are equally dangerous as well, because of their good movement on and off the ball and they help to make things happen in the game that leads to goals.
Team and Injury News
Manchester United has several players returning to full fitness. Alexis Sanchez made a limited appearance at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. So he may start at Goodison along with Nemanja Matic who have been absent either through injury or illness.
We’ll have 20 [players] training this morning [Friday], plus the keepers, which is not bad,” Ole told MUTV.
“Nemanja and Alexis had a good session yesterday [Thursday] as well, so they’ll be involved,” the boss added.
“The squad is looking good and getting better I have to say,” said Ole.
“Ander is back in training, he’s working really hard. Eric will be back in training over the weekend, Antonio we’re not sure as yet.”
Herrera and Bailly are still not available, but they may be able to play in the Manchester City and Chelsea games. Luke Shaw is out because he’ll be serving the 2nd game of a Premier league two-match ban after receiving 10 yellow cards.
The Toffees will be without 2 players for Sunday’s match. Colombian Yerry Mina is the only injured absentee for this game, because he picked up his injury in an international game last week for his country.
On loan Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes is going to serve the first of a three match ban for a red card he picked up in Everton’s 2-0 loss to Fulham last week.