Everton vs Manchester United: Red Devils without Varane, Mc Tominay Ahead of Crucial EPL Game

Everton vs Manchester United: Red Devils without Varane, Mc Tominay Ahead of Crucial EPL Game

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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  • Both Everton and Manchester United badly need points, albeit for different reasons
  • Everton are one point above the drop zone and relegation is a real possibility for Frank Lampard’s side
  • The last time the two teams met, they played out a 1-1 draw with Andros Townsend cancelling out Anthony Martial’s goal

Everton and Manchester United clash at Goodison park in a match where both sides desperately need a win for completely different reasons.

The Toffees’ relegation prospects were heightened on Wednesday, April 6 after a 3-2 defeat to Burnley, while for Manchester United, they suffered a blow to their top four ambitions after a 1-1 draw against Leicester over the weekend.

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Left: Frank Lampard looks on during Everton's away game vs Burnley on Wednesday. Right: Manchester United players at a training session. Photo: Ash Donelon.
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Everton’s unique record of never being relegated from the new-look Premier League is in real danger of slipping, as they sit 17th on the log, just one point above the drop zone.

With a tough run of fixtures coming up for Frank Lampard’s side, the club will gladly take points from anywhere they can at the moment.

But they come up against a Manchester United team that will be in no mood to drop points, especially with Champions League places at stake.

United are reportedly in advanced stages to appoint Erik Ten Haag, and the season coming to completion, the club will surely want a strong finish to the season for the new manager to build on from the next campaign.

Team News, Everton

Frank Lampard will once again have to fight for a win without the creativity of Donny Van de Beek, who is ineligible to play against his former club.

In terms of injury, the Toffees will also have go cope without the services of Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson.

The good news for Frank Lampard is the potential return of the experienced Seamus Coleman at right back, while Vitaliy Mykolenko will almost certainly start on the left.

Here is Everton’s possible lineup:

Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Mykolenko; Gordon, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Team News, Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo was a late miss for the Leicester City game as it was revealed the Portuguese superstar was down with illness, although he is expected to be available on Saturday.

United is still without the services of Edinson Cavani who has a calf problem, while Mason Greenwood remains suspended by the club.

Alex Telles could be returning to the starting XI after Luke Shaw had to be substituted last week due to a leg problem.

During his press conference on Friday, Ralf Rangnick also revealed that he will be without Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay through injury.

Here is Manchester United’s predicted line up:

De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Telles; Fernandes, Pogba, Fred; Rashford, Ronaldo, Sancho

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.