Manchester United vs Everton preview: How to watch on TV, live stream and team news

05 February 2021 07:45

Manchester United play host to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday evening, looking to build on momentum from their record breaking win in midweek.

The Red Devils thumped Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday night, tying the record for biggest win in Premier League history. It was a first win in three league games after a loss to Sheffield United and draw with Arsenal, and served as a big morale boost for a side that were starting to struggle.

Everton also picked up a first win in three league games in midweek with a 2-1 win at Elland Road against Leeds, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin got back on the scoresheet. A home defeat to Newcastle and a draw with Leicester prior to that mean the Blues currently sit in seventh place, two points off the top four but with two games in hand on some of the sides above them.

Here is 90min's preview of the match.


Where to watch

Old Trafford will host the weekend's fixtures | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

When is the game? Saturday February 6
What time is kick-off? 20:00
Where is it being played? Old Trafford
TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League
Referee: Jonathan Moss
VAR: Andre Marriner


Team news

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his squad is at almost full strength for the clash during his pre-match press conference, with Eric Bailly the only player ruled out through injury. Edinson Cavani was replaced at half-time against Southampton with an ankle problem, but he's expected to be fit.

Everton will be without Jordan Pickford for the game thanks to an abdominal injury, while midfielder Allan is back in training after a hamstring injury, but this game will come too soon for him.

Carlo Ancelotti revealed that he rested James Rodriguez against Leeds to have him fresh for this game.


Predicted lineup

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Everton: Olsen; Coleman, Mina, Godfrey, Digne; Doucoure, Gomes, Sigurdsson; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison


Recent form

Manchester United

Man Utd 9-0 Southampton (2/2)
Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd (30/1)
Man Utd 1-2 Sheffield Utd (27/1)
Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool (24/1)
Fulham 1-2 Man Utd (20/1)

United equalled a Premier League record last time out | Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Everton

Leeds 1-2 Everton (3/2)
Everton 0-2 Newcastle (30/1)
Everton 1-1 Leicester (27/1)
Everton 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday (24/1)
Wolves 1-2 Everton (12/1)


Prediction

A win for United would see them move level on points with City having played a game more, and will put pressure on them ahead of their game with Liverpool 24 hours later.

Everton know that a win could potentially put them into the top four but they will need to perform at near their best to get something from this Manchester United side.

Manchester United should have enough about them to take all three points | Pool/Getty Images

Solskjaer has got his team defending well as a unit and attacking well with pace and a clinical edge. With Everton's form blowing hot and cold, they have struggled against the top sides so far this season and have already been beaten twice by United.

With Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba and Martial all finding form in recent weeks, they should have too much for the visitors and be able to take all three points.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Source: 90min