Manchester United will play hosts to Everton in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The Red Devils secured victories in the first three games of the campaign before settling for a 2-2 draw at Stoke City last weekend.
David de Gea has featured in all games for United this season, and he is a certainty to start in goal against Everton. Both Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian played no part in the 3-0 triumph over Basel in the Champions League, and they are likely to replace Ashley Young and Daley Blind in the right-back and left-back positions respectively. Similarly, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones will return after their European suspension in midweek, and they will take the places of Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling at the heart of the defence.
Paul Pogba is likely to be out for at least a month with his hamstring injury, and Mourinho could opt to play Ander Herrera alongside Nemanja Matic in central midfield. Marouane Fellaini produced a man-of-the-match performance which included a goal and an assist against Basel, but Herrera is a better ball-playing midfielder than the Belgian.
Anthony Martial got a run-out on the left-wing against Basel, but he is likely to be replaced by Marcus Rashford, who has three goals in his previous three appearances for United. Juan Mata has been effective with his passing from the right side of the attack, and he will probably keep his place with Henrikh Mkhitaryan occupying the number ’10’ role.
Romelu Lukaku grabbed his sixth goal in the United shirt against the Swiss champions, and he will be looking to increase his tally when he faces off against ex-club Everton for the first time since his exit.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Darmian; Herrera, Matic; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku