Live Streaming Epl match Everton vs Manchester United on 1 January 2018.
Manchester United need a result against Everton at Goodison Park to kickstart their Premier League campaign after a disappointing festive run. Jose Mourinho’s United have slipped to third in the table after three draws in a row, with the Red Devils throwing away a late win at Leicester before two home draws against Burnley and Southampton.
United are 15 points behind table toppers Man City heading into the New Year, and must beat Sam Allardyce’s resurgent Everton to ensure they do not allow any top four hopefuls to sneak up on them.
Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park with kick-off scheduled for 5.30pm on Monday, 1 January, 2018.
You can also follow the match LIVE on Standard Sport, with team news and goal updates from 4.30pm.
So, 2017 didn’t finish quite how Everton would have wanted… but what a chance to start 2018 in the right way with a game against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The Portuguese coach is struggling in recent weeks, seeing his side knocked out of the League Cup by Bristol City, as well as being held by both Leicester and Southampton in the Premier League.
Can Sam Allardyce conjure up a plan to further bloody United noses?
Everton will monitor midfielders James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie.
Both have only recently returned to fitness and may struggle to start twice in the space of three days.
Romelu Lukaku will miss Manchester United’s next two games after suffering a head injury against Southampton.
Fellow forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for a month with a knee problem, while Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly all remain sidelined.
Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are doubts for Monday’s game, while Ashley Young is set to begin a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association
Everton will monitor James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie before deciding whether to start the duo against United.
McCarthy lasted just half of Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Bournemouth at Dean Court.
Idrissa Gueye should feature again after recovering from hamstring trouble, with Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley still sidelined.
Provisional squad: Pickford, Kenny, Williams, Keane, Holgate, Martina, Schneiderlin, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bolasie, Calvert-Lewin, Robles, Jagielka, Baningime, McCarthy, Besic, Lookman, Lennon, Vlasic, Mirallas, Klaassen, Niasse, Sandro, Rooney.
United are without strikers Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their trip to Merseyside.
Lukaku will miss at least two games after suffering a head injury against Southampton, while Ibrahimovic faces a month out with a recurrence of his knee problems.
Wing-back Ashley Young is suspended for three games after accepting a violent conduct charge after elbowing Southampton’s Dusan Tadic.
Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly remain sidelined, with question marks over Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, McTominay, Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Mata, Mkhitaryan.
How they could line up
Everton starting XI: Pickford, Kenny, Williams, Jagielka, Martina, Lennon, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Calvert-Levin
Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Mata, Rashford