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  • Manchester United go joint-top of the Premier League.
  • Everton into the bottom three after fourth straight defeat in all competitions.
  • Antonio Valencia smashes United ahead in the first half.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubles the lead.
  • Romelu Lukaku scores against former club in the final minute.
  • Substitute Anthony Martial nets stoppage time penalty.
  • Wayne Rooney upstaged on return to Old Trafford.
  • Romelu Lukaku also faces club he left in the summer.
  • Recap: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live blog. We're back next week with live coverage of the Carabao Cup involving all the big clubs. But until next time, it's goodbye.

Full time: Manchester United 4-0 Everton

In the end, it is a rout at Old Trafford. With seven minutes to go Everton were well in this game but the were blown away in the closing stages. Antonio Valencia netted the goal of the day in the first half, but not until Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it two were the points secure. Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial put the garnish on the result late on, to meant Wayne Rooney leaves his former club on the wrong end of a thumping defeat.

GOAL! Manchester United 4-0 Everton (Anthony Martial)

United have pulled away in this final six minutes and they have a fourth goal to compound Everton's misery. Anthony Martial breaks through one challenge and wins a penalty when Jagielka handles on the floor. The Frenchman has just come on but he gets the chance from the spot and he makes no mistake, wrong-footing Pickford.

GOAL! Manchester United 3-0 Everton (Romelu Lukaku)

Lukaku gets his goal against the club he left in the summer. The Belgian's free-kick is woeful but when Lingard heads on Blind's cross Lukaku taps in at the back post.

GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Everton (Henrik Mkhitaryan)

Game, set and match. Ashley Williams gifts the ball to United in his own half, passing the ball straight to Fellaini. The ball rebounds to Lukaku and he keeps his cool and the unmarked Mkhitaryan, who slides into the net.

Into the final 10 minutes and United are desperately searching for the second goal which would deliver victory. Everton hanging in there, resilience which could pay dividends.

Wayne Rooney goes off for Everton and is given a standing ovation. Kevin Miralles on

Gueye off and Calvert-Lewin on for Everton.

Herrera meanwhile replaces Mata.

Lingard wins a corner as United break on Everton. Ander Herrera on the way for United. The Toffees meanwhile are preparing to bring on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Lingard leans back and fires over from seven yards after Mata's pull back. United continue to create chances but Everton are still in it.

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AGAINST THE POST! Juan Mata goes around the wall from a free-kick but with Pickford beaten, it strikes the post and Jagielka puts it behind.

Jesse Lingard on for Marcus Rashford.

But another chance for Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson tricks his way through and it takes another De Gea save to keep United ahead.

Approaching the hour mark and the game has descended into a really scrappy affair, with little tempo of urgency to either side's play. Everything good coming from Everton is going through Rooney, while United don't seems interested in trying to add to their lead.

Lukaku with another chance to net against his former club. He brings the ball down on his chest but the ball doesn't sit down and is attempt at an acrobatic effort sees Everton clear the ball.

Everton have really struggled to create chances this season so what an opportunity that was at the Stretford End for Rooney. De Gea did well to react, but he hardy had to dive acrobatically to keep it out.

Rooney nearly scores against his former club! Rooney exchanges passes with Davies and when he tackles Bailly to win the ball back he shoots from eight yards and De Gea has to make the save.

Players out for the second half at Old Trafford. No changes at the break. Wonder how long that will stay the same.

Half time: Manchester United 1-0 Everton

Not a half that will live long in the memory but United have the lead via that superb early Antonio Valencia goal. Both sides have had chances since, with Romelu Lukaku and Wayne Rooney having the best of them, but we only have one goal separating the sides.

Phil Jagielka keeps Everton from falling two behind with a fine block to stop Lukaku's shot finding the net. All the pressure coming from United and Fellaini somehow doesn't score when a half-cleared corner comes his way.

Ball in the net for Everton but the offside flag is up. Davies' header is kept out by De Gea and Sigurdsson nets from the rebound, but Davies was beyond the final defender from the initial cross. Much better from the Merseysiders though.

What a miss! Romelu Lukaku should score against his former club. Michael Keane gives Schneiderlin a hospital pass and Mata feeds the Belgian, who cuts onto his favoured left foot but misses the target. Huge let off for Everton.

Everton have improved vastly from the opening minutes and they almost level through that man Wayne Rooney. Martina is again the outlet down the right and he crosses for Rooney, who takes the shot on first time from the edge of the box but skews it wide.

Antonio Valencia celebrates smashing Manchester United ahead.

Antonio Valencia
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Everton can't get hold of the ball and are offering nothing in the final third as a result. Phil Jones heads away a Cuco Martina cross but that is as good as it has got for the visitors.

GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Everton (Antonio Valencia)

What a strike! United ahead inside just four minutes as Matic switches the play to Valencia who takes the ball on first time and it thunders into the back of the net, beyond the outstretched arm of Jordan Pickford.

Under way at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney gets a big cheer upon his name being read out in the Everton line-up. No doubt the feeling towards him in Manchester. Kick-off on the way.

Teams in the tunnel at Old Trafford. Big day, particularly for Everton given what happened in midweek.

The Premier League title is on display at Old Trafford this afternoon - but is it here to stay?

Premier League title
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Wayne Rooney has been given a rousing reception while warming up at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney
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Everton really were hung drawn and quartered after their display in midweek, with particular scrutiny on the lack of pace in the side. Once again a rather ponderous side has been selected by Ronald Koeman - though I'm not sure he's got much choice - but they just watched Arsenal battle their way to a point at Chelsea. That blueprint should be the aim for the Merseysiders.

Interesting comment from Jose Mourinho before kick-off.

So what sort of reception will Wayne Rooney get this afternoon? Here is a brief idea...

Full time at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Arsenal. Head here to catch up on all the events of the London derby, including what was some late drama.

Five changes for Everton. Jordan Pickford, Cuco Martina, Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Ashley Williams all return after missing the 3-0 defeat to Atalanta.

And here is the much-anticipated Everton infographic.

Everton: Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Davis, Sigurdsson, Rooney.

Five changes for Manchester United. Ashley Young comes in for his first start of the season. Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Fellaini and Rashford all return.

Manchester United team drops.

Jose Mourinho and his team arrive at Old Trafford.

Modern football.

Lots of attention on messieurs Rooney and Lukaku but there is a lot of focus on Ronald Koeman, whose side have not won since beating Hadjuk Split in the Europa League and have been convincingly beaten in their last three games without scoring. The Toffees' record at Old Trafford dictates a win shouldn't be demanded, but a display of heart and desire will be the minimum expectation.

Some early team news from Old Trafford.

The teams should be with us at the top of the hour, but how might both sides line-up?

United are without Paul Pogba after he suffered a hamstring injury in mid-week. Luke Shaw has recovered from an ankle injury but is not fit to play, while Marcos Rojo is a long-term absentee.

Yannick Bolasie is still missing for Everton but Ronald Koeman has no fresh injury concerns. Dominic Calvert-Lewin could return to partner Wayne Rooney.

Everton have arrived at Old Trafford.

It is a day of nostalgia and old friends at Old Trafford this afternoon as Manchester United host Everton in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney is back at the ground he called home for 13 years, while Romelu Lukaku takes on his former side after his big money move from Merseyside.

But the game sits against the backdrop of a mini crisis for Ronald Koeman. His side have won just once since the opening day and the defeat to Atalanta in midweek was an early exposure of the club's mounting problems.

United have made an encouraging start to the campaign but having been held at Stoke last weekend, they ave at least shown they can be matched. They are without Paul Pogba today, a factor which could prove to be crucial.

All the team news and build-up ahead of the 4pm kick-off on the way.