Solskjær: ‘We’ve got to start as we finished on Wednesday night’
Check out Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s press conference before the Premiere League match against Everton.
Manchester United vs Everton: Line-ups
Depleted Everton to Struggle
All things considered, it has been a positive start to the 2021-22 Premier League season for the Red Devils, with a return of 13 points from six matches leaving them fourth, only one point behind leaders Liverpool, but the 20-time English champions suffered a 1-0 home loss to Aston Villa last weekend.
Indeed, Kortney Hause’s late header proved to be the winner at Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes missing a late penalty for the home side, and Solskjaer’s team will be desperate to put three more points on the board ahead of the international break.
Man United have an incredibly tough October and November in terms of the strength of their opposition, and a win over Everton on Saturday would boost confidence ahead of the difficult period, but a defeat would again lead to questions surrounding Solskjaer’s future at the club.
Benitez’s appointment as head coach remains incredibly controversial, but the Spaniard has delivered some excellent results this season, with the Toffees boasting an identical record to Man City, Chelsea, Man United and Brighton – winning four, drawing one and losing one of their opening six Premier League outings.
The Blues have not won at Old Trafford in any competition since December 2013, but three of the last five Premier League meetings between the two sides have finished level, while Man United have not beaten the Toffees at home in England’s top-flight since October 2018.
A full-strength Everton would have fancied their chances of picking up at least a point at Old Trafford, but the Toffees will be missing a number of important players. Man United will surely be better than they were against Villarreal on Wednesday, and we are expecting the Red Devils to collect all three points this weekend, potentially keeping a rare clean sheet in the process.