Everton v Man Utd: Four doubts & nine ruled out for Premier League clash
Manchester United have nine injury concerns heading into their final league trip to Goodison Park.
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Erik ten Hag revealed in Friday’s pre-match press conference that Rasmus Hojlund is a doubt for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Everton.
The Manchester United striker picked up an injury in the 1-0 win over Luton prior to the international break and was initially ruled out until the end of November. But speaking ahead of the Everton clash, Ten Hag revealed he could be back sooner than anticipated.
“Rasmus is a close finish, he is training, he is down and outside,” he explained. “He is making very good steps and we will have to wait until tomorrow to make a final decision.”
Ten Hag also confirmed that Luke Shaw and Andre Onana are back for the game, but said in a separate interview with club media that Mason Mount is a doubt for the trip to Goodison Park. “Mason picked up an issue so we have to assess if he’s available for the game or not.
However, Ten Hag didn’t give any fresh information on Tyrell Malacia and Amad, who have been injured since pre-season but have been back in training for several weeks now. Elsewhere, Lisandro Martinez, Jonny Evans, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen are definitely set to miss out with injury, while Jadon Sancho continues to be omitted from the senior team.
As for Everton, the Merseyside club will be without Amadou Onana due to calf injury, with Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes and Dele Alli also ruled out.
“Dele needs time, he’s just feeling his way back in so it’d be really pleasing if he can get himself back fit,” Season Dyche said on Friday. “Andre is back on the grass with us, he’s had a very frustrating season. He needs time, he needs games but he’s back around it.”
Doubts: Malacia, Amad, Mount, Hojlund (United). Ruled out: Coleman, Onana, Dele, Gomes (Everton); Evans, Martinez, Casemiro, Eriksen, Sancho (United).