Manchester United will look to ease the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and climb to the top of the Premier League table when they host Everton this weekend.
United had lost three of four in all competitions before their spectacular Champions League victory over Villarreal on Wednesday night.
Now they will also look to strike back in the league and claim a victory in Saturday’s kickoff.
Everton, however, are only behind United on goal difference and have had a good start to the season.
They knocked out Norwich last time around and will be eager to put the misery back on Solskjaer.
This match ended in an exciting 3-3 draw last season and talkSPORT will be at the Theater of Dreams to bring this clash to life once again.
Man United v Everton: talkSPORT commentary
The Premier League clash will take place on Saturday 2 October and start at 12:30 p.m.
Full coverage of Old Trafford will be live exclusively on talkSPORT, with our pre-game prep starting at 11am.
Reshmin Chowdhury will be your host and commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England winger Trevor Sinclair.
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Man United v Everton: team news
Harry Maguire will be missing for Man United with a calf injury meaning Victor Lindelof will likely be a substitute.
Luke Shaw did not make the Champions League midweek with a slight issue but should be in good shape to start this weekend.
Marcus Rashford is not yet ready to return while Amad Diallo also continues his rehabilitation after injury.
Everton have several issues to sort out ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman are absent.
Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are also still on the sidelines.
Man United v Everton: what was said?
Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré: “[We have had] a very good start, we have a huge game this weekend and the whole focus this week is on a very good result at United.
“We did some good things against Norwich. It was a positive start to the game but for a while after our first goal they pushed us back.
“We worked well as a team and had a strong reaction after our second goal when we could have scored more.
“But the most important thing was to win.
“We feel great and are happy with the number of points we have, but this is just the start and we have to keep working to improve.”
Man United vs Everton: match statistics
- Manchester United have lost only one of their last 12 Premier League encounters with Everton (W6 D5), losing 4-0 at Goodison Park in April 2019.
- After winning their first-ever Premier League away game against Manchester United in August 1992, Everton emerged victorious in just one of their subsequent 28 trips to Old Trafford (D7 L20).
- Manchester United have conceded at least once in each of their last eight home games in the Premier League, with the Red Devils having had a final goalless home run in the top flight between September 1970 and February 1971 (10 games).
- Each of Manchester United’s last eight Premier League defeats has come in home games – this is the longest losing streak without loss on the road in top flight history.
- Everton have conceded 10 goals in their last four away games in the Premier League, as many as in their previous 14 on the road. The Toffees lost 3-0 to Aston Villa in their last away league game, but haven’t lost consecutive games away from Goodison Park since November 2020.
- Everton manager Rafael Benítez has lost seven of his nine away Premier League games to Man Utd, winning the other two. His victories came with Liverpool in March 2009 (4-1) and Chelsea in May 2013 (1-0), and he could become the first manager to win a top-level away game against the Red Devils with three clubs. different.
- If he plays, it will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s 200th Premier League appearance (87 goals). He would be the 24th different player to cross this milestone with the Red Devils, at least eight more than any other team in the competition.
- Andros Townsend has been involved in seven goals in eight games in all competitions this season (4 goals, 3 assists), more than any other Everton player. Townsend opened the scoring for Crystal Palace in their 3-1 league win over Manchester United at Old Trafford last season.
- No player has created more Premier League chances this season than Bruno Fernandes (21) of Man Utd, including 10 in the Red Devils’ 1-0 loss to Aston Villa last time around.
- Man Utd’s Paul Pogba has managed more shots without scoring than any other Premier League player this season (15). However, the Frenchman has provided seven assists so far this quarter, more than double that of any other player.