Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney will return to his former club Everton on SaturdayReuters

Manchester United take on Everton in a weekend Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Saturday, 17 October, .

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.

Overview

Everton come into the fixture after a 1-1 draw against Liverpool before the international break at home. The clash was Brendan Rodgers's last match as the Reds manager after the club decided to relieve the Northern Irishman of his duties at Anfield.

The Toffees have enjoyed a good result when they faced the Old Trafford club since Roberto Martinez replaced David Moyes. They have won twice against the Red Devils at Goodison Park and have scored five goals and kept two clean sheets in the last two matches at home.

John Stones and Seamus Coleman
Decisions on the fitness of Stones and Coleman will be made on the eve of the gameGetty

United enter the fixture after a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates in the last fixture. They ended their short spell of good run in all competitions with a defeat to the Gunners. Louis van Gaal will be hoping his side can bounce back when they face Everton on Saturday. A victory over the Merseyside club will be crucial for both the Dutchman and United for the upcoming fixtures.

What Managers Say

Roberto Martinez: "His [Rooney] contribution is a bit more than scoring goals. If you want my thoughts, I would prefer it if Wayne Rooney doesn't play. From an opposition point of view, I think Manchester United are a better team when Wayne Rooney plays. He brings a lot more to his performance that just hitting the back of the net."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Everton to win: 8/5
  • Draw: 40/17
  • Manchester United to win: 19/10

Team Form

Everton

  • Last five (all competitions): D W W D W
  • Last result: Everton 1-1 Liverpool

Manchester United

  • Last five (all competitions): L W W W W
  • Last result: Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is satisfied with his options up frontGetty

Everton

  • Injured: Leighton Baines, Tom Cleverley, Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar, Muhamed Besic
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Naismith; Lukaku

Manchester United

  • Injured: Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Schneiderlin, Carrick; Mata, Rooney, Depay; Martial