Manchester United will look to keep themselves in contention for a Champions League place when they travel to Everton on Sunday.
The Toffees host Man Utd after a promising performance away at Arsenal last time out but ultimately lost 3-2 to the Gunners, leaving them 11th in the Premier League table, hanging on in hope of a European place which is certainly an objective for new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton are just give points behind United, who current sit in fifth but are a side building momentum having taken seven points from their last three games without conceding a goal.
Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-off: 2 PM
TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League
Stream: Sky Go
The last time the two sides met was December when Everton took a point away from Old Trafford. Mason Greenwood got the important equaliser at the end after Victor Lindelof conceded an own goal.
Former Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes made a remarkable return to action against Arsenal after four months out. He could start against United on Sunday but Ancelotti may want to ease him back into things after suffering such a nasty break.
Theo Walcott and Lucas Digne both missed that match with injuries and remain doubtful while Jean-Philippe Gbamin is certain to be out.
Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Baines; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Paul Pogba is expected to return to group training next week, while there is a chance Marcus Rashford could miss the rest of the season.
The game comes too soon for Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
It doesn’t sound like Anthony Martial will be available after missing Thursday’s win over Club Brugge with an injuries sustained in training during the week.
Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Ighalo.
Solskjaer saw his players crumble to a 4-0 defeat in this fixture last season. His record as manager is finally starting to pick up now and the Red Devils need a big result this result. It would send alarms out to Chelsea, Spurs and other teams fighting for a top four finish.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has cast his thoughts on Everton v Man Utd, too, stating that he thinks the game will end in a 1-1 draw.
“Everton have definitely picked up, so I expect goals. The defence has improved at United and I see a lot of confidence there at the moment. I see a fairly physical game, as the crowd will want it that away, and I cannot separate them.”
SN prediction: Everton 1-2 Manchester United