Robin van Persie
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Roberto Martinez takes his men to Old Trafford as Everton play Manchester United in the Premier League clash scheduled between two sides on Sunday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 12pm BST. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


United are plagued by injuries this season as several of their star players are on the treatment table. To make things worse for Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman will be without the services of his skipper Wayne Rooney after the England international received a red card against West Ham United.

Despite having a very strong attack that includes Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria and Rooney, the 20-time English champions have struggled due to their weak defence.

Van Gaal will be without the his first choice central defenders Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans as the trio are recovering from injury. The former Netherlands manager would be looking for this third win against the Merseyside club on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku
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Meanwhile, Everton enter this fixture without a win in the last five matches played in all competitions. Their last win came during their opening Europa League clash against Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Martinez would be hoping to repeat last season's success against United, where they won both the home and away fixtures. However, things have changed at Old Trafford this season as they have a new set of players and a new manager in place.

The former Wigan Athletic manager will be wary of United's attack, but will be looking to exploit the hosts' defence. It will be a very good game as both teams are likely to rely on their attack to get them through. However, Everton have the upper hand when compared with United's back four.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal: "Juan Mata has played very well in his [Rooney's] position,. I have to choose. I will miss Wayne because he is the captain of the team but Mata can also play very well. We still have three central defenders injured so he [McNair] shall play. He is the only player who can play in the right-sided defensive position."

Roberto Martinez: "We just have to have the right mentality in every game we go into. I don't see it as a problem at all. We came back late last night, but we've had a great day so far and we're fully focused on facing Manchester United, a team we respect massively as a really good attacking force. In my eyes, they are going to do big things this season."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 8/13
  • Draw: 3
  • Everton to win: 9/2

Team Form

Louis van Gaal
Van Gaal turns to youth amid growing injury crisis. Getty

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W D L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D L L W
  • Last Result: Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

Team News

Manchester United

  • Injured: Micahel Carrick (ankle), Jonny Evans (ankle), Ander Herrera (rib), Phil Jones (hamstring), Chris Smalling (thigh), Jesse Lingaard (ankle), Marouane Fellaini (foot), Ashely Young (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Wayne Rooney

Possible XI: De Gea; Rafael, McNair, Rojo, Shaw; Blind; Fletcher, Mata, Rooney, Di Maria; Falcao, Van Persie


  • Injured: Ross Barley (knee), Kevin Mirallas (hamtsirng), Arouna Kone (knee)
  • Doubtful: Saamus Coleman (hamstring), Steven Pienaar (thigh)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Howard; Hibbert, Stones, Jagielka, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; Besic, Naismith, Osman; Lukaku