Everton vs Man Utd: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on August 20, 2012

Goodison Park

Manchester United start the new season with a tricky tie away to Everton at Goodison Park tonight.

Many point to the sensational 4-4 draw between the two sides at Old Trafford as the turning point in the title race last season, with Everton coming from 2-goals down to salvage a late draw and hand the impetus back to Man City.

Sir Alex Ferguson has gone out and splashed big money on Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa as he looks to wrestle to title back from their City rivals.

Despite Everton being notoriously slow starters, Goodison Park is never an easy place to go and Fergie knows his side will have to be at their best to get off to a winning start.

Team News

Steven Pienaar is expected to start after making his return to Everton permanent in the summer following a successful spell on loan from Spurs during the second half of last season.

Steven Naismith is likely to miss out and will have to make do with a place on the bench after his move from Rangers. Marouane Fellaini and Darron Gibson should both be involved despite missing international games last week, although former United favourite Phil Neville may keep fellow former-Red Gibson out the side.

United have concerns at the back with Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans all expected to miss out through injury. Michael Carrick is therefore likely to be deployed alongside Nemanja Vidic at the back.

Fergie must decide how best to utilise his summer signings with both Van Persie and Kagawa pushing for starts.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

David Moyes side are always difficult to beat and will be buoyed by the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford last season. However, with the firepower available to Fergie we think United might just nick this one. Everton 0-1 Man Utd

What team would you play? What do you think the score will be? Get involved in the comments section.

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26 Comments

  1. Ate okpe

    August 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Unitd 3 everton 1

    • munyaradzi

      August 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      we need at least four goals coz of what happened with city and chelsea at the weekend- i donot mind Swansea being above us, but cannot swallow city/chelsea up there!

    • Amoran Oyindamola Oluwaferanmi

      August 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Everton 0:3 Man Utd
      this is d result.

  2. Ekanem Kingsley

    August 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Man Utd’ll be 2 extraordinary

  3. Steve

    August 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    16 -0 To Man u !!!!!!! Manu all de way !!! Everton sucks!!

  4. Steve

    August 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Wohoooo 94-0 Wohoooo 19 times champion

  5. shaun

    August 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    man u5-3 everton fc

  6. Hared akyaar

    August 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Man u 2-0 everton that what i hope and man u will be forward

  7. sfsjfj

    August 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    united 3-1 but i would like them to buy cabaye or even sneidjer to fill that dcm role and to mark out yaya toure

  8. adam

    August 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    come on man u and van persie gonna score tonight

  9. Samiryogo

    August 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Everton 8 man u 3 woyeeee

  10. mark

    August 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    how can we not win,everton are the second team in what is more or less a third world city in footballing terms while the other outfit over that way are developing into a laughing stock season by season

  11. Enock

    August 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Everton 0-0 man u

  12. Simapaul

    August 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Manchester united 5 vs everton 2

  13. Israel

    August 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Manu4 Everton0,vp,rooney,kagawa will score tonigth

  14. Maxwell Jullah

    August 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Everton 1-6 man utd

  15. Anam Karaama

    August 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Man united 5-0 Everton Rooney, Rvp, S.kagawa

  16. Shafi

    August 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I hope man utd’s new signings to test their debut with awin.rvp and kagawa are our concern,man utd 3-0 everton

  17. Anam Karaama

    August 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Everton 0-3 Man united

  18. matt

    August 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Half you man utd fans can’t even speak english let alone predict a premier league match. Whoever that bloke saying to bring in sneijder to play dcm, yeah good one. Another guy says we have to score 4 – you’re playing at Goodison park you absolute imbecile

  19. caleb

    August 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    van persie is not going to score tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. caleb

    August 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    van persie is going to make his man utd debut! why did he have to go to man utd their so crap and my mum loves man utd!

  21. caleb

    August 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    man utd is losers! their gonna lose you know!

  22. Conell

    August 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Man u 2 everton 1 dats de score line

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