Man Utd predicted XI v Everton: McTominay drops out & major change at left-back - gallery

We’re predicting two changes from last week’s Manchester derby line-up.

Erik ten Hag is expected to make alterations to his side for Saturday's Premier League game against Everton.

The Dutchman set Manchester United up in a specific manner for last week’s derby, with the Red Devils utilising a low block out of possession and Bruno Fernandes was deployed in a false nine role. For just under an hour, the counter-attack system worked against Manchester City, until the wheels fell off in the latter stages of the match.

But Fernandes will most likely return to his usual midfield position alongside Casemiro and Kobbie Mainoo, meaning Scott McTominay could drop out against Everton. In his absence, Ten Hag will probably select an additional attacker, with one of Antony or Amad the obvious candidates. Omari Forson isn't an option though, with Ten Hag confirming in Friday's press conference that the youngster has picked up a knock this week.

United also remain without Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund and Anthony Martial for this weekend.

"No team can't deal with so many injuries," Ten Hag said on Friday. "I think we are playing to our maximum levels if you take in respect the availability of the players. When you miss so many key players over the part of the season, then the results and performances will not be when the players are not available."

With so many absentees, defence could be another area where United make changes on Saturday. Injuries to Shaw and Malacia’s mean they are without a fit left-back for Saturday’s game, so Victor Lindelof could continue in that role, or Ten Hag could opt to start with Sofyan Amrabat, who played in the recent win over Nottingham Forest.

With all that in mind, here’s how we think United could line up against Everton…

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