Everton go into Sunday looking to arrest their alarming slide of three consecutive losses, but the task at hand is a challenging one. Waiting at Old Trafford today will be a Manchester United side that has been in rampant form, and with how awful the Toffees have been lately, we’ll be lucky to leave without a proper shellacking.
Ronald Koeman will have as close to a fully fit squad as he has had in months. James McCarthy is the only player whose status remains unknown, with four other players missing from long term injuries - Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori and Ross Barkley.
After the midweek exertions in Italy, there was some thought that Koeman might ring in the changes. However, in his pre-match comments it sounded like the manager wasn’t going to trot out the kids either against United.
For Jose Mourinho, he will lose the services of super star Paul Pogba who pulled up with an injury last weekend. However, there is not shortage of riches to cover for the Frenchman, with either Marouane Fellaini starting against his former side, or Ander Herrera possibly stepping in alongside Nemanja Matic.
Apart from Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo will still be out for another couple of months. Luke Shaw could also get a look in today as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.