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Everton vs Manchester United: EFL Cup Quarter-Final Preview

EFL Cup returns with Everton hosting Manchester United at Goodison Park. Manchester United will be confident about reaching the semi-finals considering their current away form.

The last time these clubs met, the match ended 3-1 with the visitors Manchester United hosting a comeback to win from 1-0 down. Bruno Fernandes was the main man for The Red Devils yet again. The Portuguese Magnifico scored a brace and then assisted Edinson Cavani for his 1st Premier League goal.

Everton started the Premier League season off well. However, injuries to James Rodriguez, Lucas Digne and Allan threw their form off a bit. The Toffees have now pulled themselves back and now sit 4th in the Premier League table.

In the Round of 16, Everton faced West Ham and Manchester United faced Brighton and Hove Albion. The Toffees won their fixture 4-1 and The Red Devils won 3-0.

EVERTON VS MANCHESTER UNITED: PREVIEW

Manchester United have found it hard to play at Goodison Park against Everton in the past. In the 2018-19 season, The Red Devils lost 4-0 to The Toffees at Goodison Park.

However, considering the current away form, it is very difficult to see Manchester United lose an away game. It’s not just Bruno Fernandes who is in-form. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba are just some of the names who have found their old form as well.

Everton Current Form: W-W-W-D-L

Manchester United Current Form: W-W-D-L-W

EVERTON VS MANCHESTER UNITED: TEAM NEWS

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a full squad at his disposal barring Scott McTominay. The Scottish midfielder picked up a groin injury in the 90th minute after dropping a 10/10 performance against Leeds United. Luke Shaw’s involvement is also doubtful after Solskjaer’s post-match quotes.

“Luke has been ill for a few days and only passed fit this morning. Didn’t train yesterday. Scott, it seems like a groin issue, so I don’t know.”

– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw.

However, Carlo Ancelotti is not as lucky as Solskjaer in this matter. The Toffees are without James Rodriguez, Allan, Lucas Digne, Gbamin, Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph. James Rodriguez was set to return this week, however, it is yet to be seen if Ancelotti will risk his fitness by involving him in such a high-voltage match.

PREDICTED LINE-UPS:

Everton Predicted Line-up:

Manchester United Predicted Line-up:

Prediction: Everton 2 – 4 Manchester United

This is going to be a high scoring game considering the form both teams are in. Carlo Ancelotti is a big game manager and there is no game bigger than this for him currently. However, the sheer quality of Bruno, Pogba, Rashford and Martial might turn it in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favour.

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