Manchester United hosts Everton at Old Trafford in an important English Premier League showdown.
After a strong start to the English Premier League campaign, Manchester United took a massive step back last weekend at home against Aston Villa. The Reds, in shocking fashion, suffered a 1-0 defeat.
Now, United is ready to host Everton on Saturday. It goes without saying, but this is a must-win game for the club if they want to keep pace at the top of the Premier League table. Will they be able to get the job done?
How to watch Manchester United vs. Everton on TV
When is kick off? Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 a.m. ET
Where is the match being played? Old Trafford
What TV channel is the match on? NBC Sports, fuboTV for online streaming
Who’s the referee? Michael Oliver
Who’s on VAR duty? Harry Lennard
Manchester United team news
Things have gotten a bit complicated for Manchester United in terms of injuries, as both Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire exited the loss to Aston Villa with knocks. The two missed the Champions League tilt against Villarreal on Wednesday. Their status is up in the air for the weekend.
Everton team news
Everton is in the middle of a strong start to the season as well, as they sit in fifth place with 13 points, right behind United in the standings. Everton has four wins, one draw and one loss on its record in 2021 thus far.
Manchester United vs. Everton predicted lineups
Manchester United: De Gea, Telles, Varane, Lindelof, Wan-Bisakka, Fernandes, Fred, Mctominay, Sancho, Greenwood and Ronaldo
Everton: Pickford, Digne, Godfrey, Mina, Coleman, Allan, Doucoure, Richarlison, Gray, Townsend and Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United vs. Everton prediction
This is going to be quite the battle. United is in a bit of a rough streak, while Everton will hope to land some early blows. In the end, we think Everton will score first, but Cristiano Ronaldo will score in the second half to tie things up.
Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Everton