Manchester United host Everton on Sunday (at 11am ET) with the Red Devils looking to build on their 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the last game before the international break.
Louis Van Gaal’s men are just four points off the Champions League places and only a win will do if they are to keep up with their nearby top four challengers City and West Ham United.
Marcus Rashford scored the winner against City two weeks ago and with Wayne Rooney still on the sidelines, he will most likely be United’s target man come kickoff time.
Everton were outclassed by Arsenal in their last league game but they will see a chance to bounce back against an inconsistent United side at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Roberto Martinez’s side have a decent away record this season with only one defeat in their last 14 away league matches; it’s their poor home form that has pushed them down to mid-table mediocrity.
One positive for the Toffees ahead of this game is that Romelu Lukaku is in great form (six goals in his last seven appearances) and with him in the side, they stand a decent chance of getting something out of this match
Manchester United have a host of players out injured coming into this match. Bastian Schweinsteiger is not expected to play again this season after suffering a knee ligament injury while Rooney (knee) is also expected out for a further two weeks. Phil Jones (ankle), Ashley Young and Ander Herrera (both groin) are all doubtful.
Everton also have a few injury problems with Bryan Oviedo and John Stones also doubtful for this game. Steven Pienaar (knock), Tony Hibbert (knee) and Tyias Browning (knee) remain unavailable due to injury.
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