Manchester United vs Everton - Cristiano Ronaldo is BENCHED

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Manchester United have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Everton (W6 D5), going down 4-0 at Goodison Park in April 2019. 

If he plays, this will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s 200th Premier League appearance (87 goals). He would be the 24th different Man Utd player to reach this milestone, at least eight more than any other side in the competition. 

Everton manager Rafa Benitez has lost seven of his nine Premier League away matches against Man Utd, winning the other two. His victories came with Liverpool in March 2009 (4-1) and Chelsea in May 2013 (1-0), and he could become the first ever manager to win a top-flight contest at Old Trafford with three different clubs.

Andros Townsend has been involved in seven goals in eight outings in all competitions this season (four goals and three assists), more than any other Everton player. Townsend opened the scoring for Crystal Palace in their 3-1 league win at Man Utd last season. 

Match officials
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Paul Tierney. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made five changes to his line-up as Manchester United face Everton at Old Trafford, three days after the Reds dramatically beat Villarreal in the Champions League.

Our late, late match winner in the 2-1 victory against the Spaniards, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been rested and is on the bench against Rafa Benitez's side.

Into the XI come Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Fred, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani.

Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho join Ronaldo amongst the subs after starting against Villarreal.


United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Fred , McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes (c), Martial, Cavani.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Alex Telles, Pogba, Lingard, Matic, van de Beek, Ronaldo, Sancho.

Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Gordon, Gray, Rondon.

Subs: Kenny, Holgate, Begovic, Gbamin, Davies, Lonergan, Branthwaite, Dobbin, Whitaker.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland).

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