Manchester United and Everton will face each other at Old Trafford in Manchester in the seventh round of the 2021-22 Premier League season on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 7:30 AM (ET). Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in Matchday 7 of the Premier League.
This will be their 59th EPL meeting. No surprises here as Manchester United have been the absolute favorites in head-to-head duels, winning exactly 37 games so far; Everton have celebrated a victory nine times to this day, and a great number of even 12 matches have ended in a draw so far.
Their most recent game was played on August 7, 2021, when the Red Devils grabbed cruised past the Toffees with a final result of 4-0 at home in a 2021 Pre-Season Club Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash in the new 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Manchester United probable lineup
Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo are both out due to injury, whilst Harry Maguire is sidelined until after the international break with a calf problem. Luke Shaw missed the encounter against Villarreal on Wednesday due to a minor muscle problem, but he is likely to return, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is eligible, since his suspension only applies to European games.
Victor Lindelof should maintain his starting position at the back, but there will be changes from the game against the Spanish side in the UCL, with Nemanja Matic and Fred perhaps moving into the midfield, and Jadon Sancho possibly dropping to the bench, allowing Paul Pogba to play on the left. Edinson Cavani is pressing for a starting spot, and Solskjaer would undoubtedly consider removing Ronaldo from the starting lineup to give the Portuguese a deserved break, but the Norwegian may well muster the courage.
Manchester United possible starting XI:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo.
Everton probable lineup
Jordan Pickford is set to return for Everton after overcoming a shoulder injury. Moreover, Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Fabian Delph, Seamus Coleman, and Richarlison are still among the injured players.
However, the Toffees did not pick up any new problems in their win over Norwich last time out, so it would not be surprising to see the same starting lineup on the pitch this time. Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray have both made an impression on their new club this season, and the absence of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin for Saturday's match at Old Trafford means Salomon Rondon will likely lead the attack.
Everton possible starting XI:
Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi; Gray; Rondon.