Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday with the in-form hosts hoping to close the gap on the top four, whilst the visitors will look to build on last week’s win over Chelsea to move further clear of relegation trouble.
United enjoyed an excellent 2-1 win in the Manchester derby last weekend at the Etihad Stadium as Marcus Rashford continued his excellent goal scoring form to help them to a win. That made it five games unbeaten in the Premier League for the Red Devils who moved just five points off the top four.
United have the fifth best home form in the EPL, having won four and drawn three of the eight games played at Old Trafford, whilst their last three games at home have also yielded over 2.5 goals.
Duncan Ferguson in charge at Everton
Everton parted ways with Marco Silva after a thumping 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby at Anfield a fortnight ago, which left them in the relegation zone. They appointed former player Duncan Ferguson as an interim manager for the visit of Chelsea last week, which had an immediate impact as the Toffees won 3-1 thanks to goals from Richarlison and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
It has been confirmed that Ferguson will be in charge for the trip to Old Trafford, but Everton have the second worst away record in the Premier League, having won just once and they have lost six of their eight games on the road.
Everton have not won at Old Trafford since 2013 when a late Brian Oviedo goal secured the points for the Toffees. However, United have won four of the last five meetings at home, with the other game ending in a draw.
Last season, the honours were even as both sides won their respective home games. United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford with goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, whilst back at Goodison Park, Everton ran wild winning 4-0 with goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott.
Marcus Rashford has scored 13 goals in his past 14 games for club and country.
Manchester United’s last five EPL games have all featured over 2.5 goals, whilst Everton’s last four away EPL games have also featured over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United are now unbeaten in their last five home EPL games, and Everton have won just once away from home this season.
Manchester United were excellent at City last weekend, so it’s hard to back against them following their 2-1 win at the Etihad. However, Everton were also impressive when beating Chelsea, so they will arrive at Old Trafford brimming with confidence.
Everton do traditionally struggle at United and their away form this campaign has been very poor, so unless Duncan Ferguson can mastermind another victory, it could be a tough afternoon for the visitors. We can see a home win, possibly to nil, and Marcus Rashford getting on the score sheet once again.
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