Casemiro and Anthony Martial to start – Manchester United predicted line-up for Everton fixture

October 9, 2022

Man United return to Premier League action on Sunday night after their 3-2 Europa League win over Omonia Nicosia

United players celebrate against Omonia

Erik ten Hag could be set for a raft of changes when Manchester United take on Everton in the Premier League this weekend.

United travel to Goodison Park for a rare 7pm kick-off on Sunday evening, as Ten Hag will look to get his side back to winning ways in the league. The midweek 3-2 win over Omonia Nicosia in Europe will have helped to recover some momentum and morale after the bruising 6-3 defeat to rivals Manchester City last weekend.

United came from behind in Cyprus on Thursday night, as two goals from Marcus Rashford and another from Anthony Martial in the second-half saw the Reds claim all three points against former Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s side.

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Ten Hag’s substitutions made all the difference on the game’s outcome, as the trio of Luke Shaw, Rashford and Martial all impressed in the second-half.

Jadon Sancho’s starting role on Thursday night over Martial raised some eyebrows, and sadly for the former Borussia Dortmund winger, his performance against Omonia would have given Ten Hag an easy decision as to whether he should start on Sunday against Everton.

Cristiano Ronaldo led the line once again in the Europa League, as is becoming his role in the side, yet the 37-year-old failed to make a meaningful impact on the game, squandering a golden opportunity to score at the death after Rashford gave up his chance of a hat-trick to square the ball to Ronaldo just yards from goal, as he somehow failed to score.

Tyrell Malacia had a night to forget in Cyprus as he was substituted at half-time for the second game in a row. Shaw’s solid performance after the break could see him recalled for his first start since the 4-0 defeat to Brentford.

Victor Lindelof may well be given back-to-back starts for United as the club wait for more news on the extent of Raphael Varane’s injury. However, should the Frenchman be fit, there is little doubt that Ten Hag would reintroduce him to the starting XI. Lisandro Martinez and Diogo Dalot look set to retain their first team births, with the Argentinian defender once again impressing with his progressive passing during the Europa League victory.

One of the hardest decisions that may face Ten Hag is the choice between starting Scott McTominay or Casemiro on Sunday. McTominay’s role in the derby defeat may well be the catalyst for the Brazilian to get a run of games at United, as the £60million signing from Real Madrid looks to establish himself under Ten Hag.

Predicted United team vs Everton: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

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