Fresh from their extraordinary win against Southampton in midweek, Manchester United will play host to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday night – a date which marks 63 years since the Munich Air Disaster.
United took Southampton apart on Tuesday, firing nine past the Saints – a match so free-flowing for the Red Devils that almost everyone got on the scoresheet.
They’re still in second place in the league table though – three points behind their neighbours, Man City. But they will try to carry their superb form into Saturday’s game against Everton in order to sustain the pressure at the top of the table.
The Toffees are also off the back of a win in midweek. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert–Lewin scoring goals in a 2–1 win against Leeds. They are in seventh place, 8 points below United, but have two games in hand on their hosts. Victory will see Ancelotti’s side bridge the gap and move closer back to the top–four.
However, United are brimming with confidence at the moment. They’ve beaten Everton twice already this season – a 3–1 success in the league at Goodison Park in November and a 2–0 win in the Carabao Cup two days before Christmas. Solskjaer’s men will fancy their chances against Everton.
Manchester United: Edinson Cavani is facing a late fitness test after the Uruguayan hurt his ankle in the win against Southampton. Phil Jones is still working his way back to full fitness, while Paul Pogba, who didn’t play in midweek, should return to the starting XI.
Everton: Goalie, Jordan Pickford was absent against Leeds in midweek, but should be back between the sticks this weekend. Meanwhile, Allan and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are working their way back to fitness.
Everton have been doing well on the road and have secured five wins in their last six outings in all competitions. They may prove to be a tough challenge for United when they visit Old Trafford.
But United are playing good football at the moment and showed an impressive level of cohesion in midweek. They can draw extra confidence from their recent dominance over the Toffees and should have enough to bag all three points in the end.
Manchester United to win.