Paul Pogba jumps for the ball. Credit: Getty.
Manchester United could head into the upcoming international break top of the Premier League table should they beat Everton on Saturday and other results go in their favour.
The game, which kicks off at 12.30pm, sees former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez return to Old Trafford, and he’ll no doubt be in for a hostile reception from the home crowd. The Toffees are currently level on points with United, but are one spot behind in the table due to goal difference.
The Red Devils head into this one on a high after beating Villarreal in the Champions League in midweek, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a decisive injury-time winner at Old Trafford. Prior to that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men suffered a first loss of the Premier League season when they were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa last weekend.
As for Everton, they’ve started the new campaign well and have won four of their opening six league games, with their sole defeat - like United - coming against Villa. The Merseysiders haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2013 and their chances this time around have been severely impacted by a spate of recent injuries.
What’s the latest team news?
Aaron Wan-Bissaka should be back in the fold after he missed Wednesday’s Champions League win through suspension. The defender’s return will likely see Diogo Dalot drop out of the side.
On the other flank, Luke Shaw remains a doubt through injury, although his inclusion in the latest England squad suggests he could be in line for a return. However, captain Harry Maguire is still an omission with a calf problem, meaning Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof should start against the Toffees.
Fred began on the bench in midweek and with Solskjaer keen to rotate his squad, the Brazilian has a good chance of starting at Old Trafford. So too, does Jesse Lingard after he once again made a telling contribution from the bench against Villarreal.
In attack, Ronaldo will almost certainly start despite Edinson Cavani putting in an impressive performance on Wednesday. Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial are also options.
What about the opposition?
Richarlison could be poised to return after missing the last two with a knee problem, although this game appears to be too soon for Seamus Coleman.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also missing for Everton, while Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are not expected to be available for Benitez.
United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Lingard, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo.
Everton (4-4-1-1): Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Townsend, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; Gray; Rondon.
Is the match on TV?
Yes, it will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport 1. Overseas viewers should check local listings.
BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the website or BT Sport app.
How can I watch highlights?
Clips of the game will shortly be uploaded after the full-time whistle on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport. In-game clips throughout the 90 minutes are also published. Alternatively, you can watch short highlights on the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.
Extended highlights can be viewed on Match of the Day, which is broadcast on BBC One at 10:30pm.