Manchester United v Everton : Pre-match thoughts

Can Everton carry on their tremendous away form at Manchester United. Carlo Ancelotti, admits if that is to happen today, Everton must take a very different approach to tonight’s game than the previous two meetings this season.

Line ups in the previous league meeting this season at Goodison Park, Man Utd won 1-3
Line ups in the Caraboa Cup meeting this season at Goodison Park, Man Utd won 0-2

Based on the earlier meetings this season and Ancelotti’s assertion Everton must take a completely different approach to this game.

I expect a very defensive line up with an emphasis on quick counter attacks.

I would expect to see;

Robin Olsen in goal, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey in low block back four.

Midfield of Richarlison on the right, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne.

I have a feeling Sigurdsson may be chosen by Ancelotti to start this game with James on the bench.

In mid week Sigurdsson was given the role of keeping Kalvin Phillips as ineffective as possible.

I am wondering if Ancelotti may ask Sigurdsson to attempt a repeat against Bruno Fernandes tonight.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin to lead the line alone and run his heart out for 65 minutes before Joshua King being brought on with the same brief for the last 25 minutes.

A massive effort and team performance is required tonight if Everton are to get anything from this game.

If Everton are serious about challenging and competing in Europe these are the games we have to start winning.

COYB

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