Manchester United will have to turn things around for manager, Ole Gunner Solkjaer as they head to Goodison Park today to play against Everton.
Although Everton has lost their last two gamed that took them off the summit, United will have to raise the bar to defeat Everton that has been solid at home under Carlo Ancelotti. The closes they come to losing their home game this term was against fellow Merseysiders, Liverpool.
So, it will take a special performance from United that has lost four games in 11 outings this season. A loss for the Red Devil will leave them on the 17th. Such a result could make the club hierarchy change their mind and bring in Mauricio Pochettino that was reportedly talking to about the prospect of taking the job.
Manchester United is also going into the clash on the back of a bad week. After failing to hit the target against Arsenal last week, they suffered a further loss in the Champions League defeat in Turkey on Wednesday.
Solskjaer will need a good result for this game in order to keep his job as reported.
Everton Manchester United: team news
Everton will be boosted by the return of playmaker James Rodriguez following a minor injury.
Although Richarlison still remains suspended due to the red card received against Liverpool, but Lucas Digne will return into action after a ban.
After being in the news for the wrong reasons recently, Jordan Pickford is expected to be in between the sticks after being dropped to the bench last Sunday.
On the part of Manchester United, Victor Lindelof is a doubt with a bad back. Jesse Lingard is back and could feature for the first time in the Premier League this season. The midfielder last featured for United in the club’s last Premier League game of the season at the same store.
Alex Telles has recovered from COVID-19 and is available after a period of self-isolation while Anthony Martial, who scored for United in the Champions League in midweek,will return to action in the Premier League after serving a three-match domestic ban.
David De Gea is expected to start ahead of Dean Henderson played against Istanbul Basaksehir.
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are both still sidelined with injury.