Premier League Preview 2021-22: Manchester United vs Everton, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Jesse Lingard and Ole Gunnar Solskaer of Manchester United
Jesse Lingard and Ole Gunnar Solskaer of Manchester United

Manchester United will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss in the Premier League last weekend when they welcome Everton to Old Trafford this Saturday.

Venue: Old Trafford

Key Statistics

Manchester United have lost three of their last five games in all competitions.

The Red Devils have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games.

They have scored five and conceded in their last five games.

Everton have won in just two of their last 29 visits to Old Trafford.

The Toffees have scored 2+ goals in five PL matches this season.

They have scored nine and conceded six goals in their last five competitive games (excluding penalties).

Head to head

Manchester United have won 90 games out of a total of 206 games played between both sides. Everton have 70 victories (Draw 46).

Latest Performances in all competitions 

Manchester United: W-L-L-W-L

Everton: W-L-L-W-W

Manchester United 

After their dramatic late winner in their midweek UCL match, Manchester United will turn their attention to the Premier League where they are looking to get back to winning ways following a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa last weekend.

The Red Devils beat Villareal 2-1 in midweek, thanks to a late Cristiano Ronaldo goal—his fifth since his return to Old Trafford. The Portuguese superstar is firing United to glory this season and will look to continue in his rich vein of form when his side hosts Everton.

This game will be his 200th Premier League appearance and will be the perfect opportunity to add to his tally after failing to score in last week’s defeat to Aston Villa.

The hosts have an outstanding record against Everton, having won 20 of the last 28 games at Old Trafford, losing just once. 

A win here will take them top of the league temporarily until the other teams play.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without Harry Maguire, Amad Diallo and Marcus Rashford for this game.

Possible Manchester United starting line-ups

David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Rafael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jesse Lingard, Cristiano Ronaldo.


Rafa Benitez’s honeymoon at Everton seems to have ended in recent games after his side followed up a 3-0 loss against Aston Villa in the Premier League with a League Cup exit at the hands of lowly Queens Park Rangers.

The Spanish boss had the Everton fans dreaming of a spot in Europe next season after an impressive start to the season that saw him win four of his opening five games (D1).

But since then he has lost two out of three games and is having to battle with injuries to a few of his key players. 

His side won their last weekend game against Norwich and he will now hope to build on that win here.

But a trip to Manchester United has always been a tough battle for Benitez who will look to become the first-ever manager to win a top-flight away match against Manchester United with three different clubs. 

Benitez will be without Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, André Gomes, Coleman and Fabian Delph who are all missing through varying injuries.

Possible Everton starting line-ups

Jordan Pickford; Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne; Alex Iwobi, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray, Salomón Rondón.


Despite their recent struggles, Manchester United are in better shape and will be full of confidence heading into this tie.

With a full Old Trafford crowd and with a motivated Ronaldo, they look set for a win here.

But Everton and Benitez also possess experience and some quality in their side and cannot be completely ruled out in this tie.