Manchester United vs Everton: live stream 5th October 2014
Manchester United vs Everton
Wayne Rooney be missing from the Manchester United line-up as they look to win back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time since the end of last season. Everton, having conceded 14 goals in their opening six games of the Premier League season, will also be looking for an up-turn in their season against a team which they have enjoyed a significant amount of success.

Louis van Gaal's men can actually climb into a Champions League position if the weekend's results go their way, but they face a team who they have only beaten once in their previous five attempts in the top flight.

The crucial Premier League showdown at Old Trafford will kick off at 12noon on Sunday, 5th October.
The match will be shown exclusively live ONLY on BT Sport, with the programme starting shortly prior to kick-off. Want to watch the game from home? Click HERE for details.

Man United: Louis van Gaal will be without Wayne Rooney, who is serving the first game of his three-match suspension. Adding to the attacking woes of the team, Ander Herrera (rib) and Ashley Young (groin) remain on the sideline with injuries.

Defensively, Paddy McNair is set to start once again for United with Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans both still injured.

Michael Carrick could return to the line-up, with Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini both still doubtful.

Everton: The Toffees fielded a strong side in the Europa League at Krasnodar on Thursday evening, but changes are still expected to the side.

Roberto Martinez is likely to have the added boost of Seamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin and Steven Pienaar all available for selection after they missed the trip to Russia.

James McCarthy is doubtful, with Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley definitely missing the tie.

Last weekend's 2-1 victory over West Ham could well be a turning point for Louis van Gaal's men. The Red Devils lasted 30 minutes with ten men as well, proving that even when they depleted, they can pull together for the cause.

In Wayne Rooney's absence, Juan Mata is the perfect man with ample experience to take the reigns in the no.10 role. The Spaniard played that role consistently for Chelsea before Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge.

Roberto Martinez's Everton side have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League (7).

There are only three players who have ever scored a Premier League hat-trick against the Red Devils - and two of them will be lining up for Everton: Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku.

The Toffees are strong on the road, as well. In their last eight matches in England's top flight they have won five and lost just the once.

To add to that, United are set to field Paddy McNair at the back once again. Despite impressing in his first outing against West Ham, the youngster's inexperience could prove costly for the hosts.

Previous United managers Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes both lost their first game against Everton... same fate for LvG?

Angel di Maria can do things that most footballers can't. Just look at his goal at Leicester a fortnight ago - ridiculous ability when he should never have been able to lob the ball into the net like he did.

When he is on it, he is one of the most feared attacking players in the world. Pace, quality and style, United's record signing can win games almost single-handedly IF he performs to his best.

Di Maria's record of a goal in every other Premier League game so far means that the Red Devils have signed a player that can deliver goals - something that they were missing during their torrid time under David Moyes.

 Last five league meetings
Everton 2-0 Manchester United (April 2014)
Manchester United 0-1 Everton (December 2013)
Manchester United 2-0 Everton (February 2013)
Everton 1-0 Manchester United (August 2012)
Manchester United 4-4 Everton (April 2012)

Louis van Gaal on the defender crisis: "It's no different.I believe we still have three central defenders injujred so McNair shall play.

"I chose him last week and that was more difficult than now because he played very good I think."

Roberto Martinez on Wayne Rooney's absence: "“Their captain, Wayne Rooney, will be suspended for the game, but even then, the type of players they have, they are going to be very important for United for the months to come.

“But when you go to a place like Old Trafford it’s being able to defend against the opposition well, but a big part of it is to be yourself and do the good things that you can do as a team. That’s clearly our focus.”


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