Preview: Man Utd vs Everton
As Arsenal yesterday moved four points clear on top of the Premiership, Man Utd will feel under pressure to win today against Everton; but the Toffees are no walkover this year, as their 6th place spot justifies.
Man Utd have won their last three Premiership games, whilst Everton are unbeaten in seven games. Man Utd have won 12 of the last 14 Premier League matches.
Fergie: Everton have done so well
"Everton have done exceptionally well this season and David Moyes takes all the credit for that.
"It is a young team with a future which augurs well for Everton. They will be a handful and we'll need our best form.
"David has put youngsters on long-term contracts to keep some continuity and made some good buys to strengthen."
Injuries and Suspensions
Sir Alex Ferguson will have Rio Ferdinand, Carlos Tevez and Wes Brown back as the trio should be fit.
David Moyes will be without injured trio of Leon Osman, Alan Stubbs and Leighton Baines. But goalkeeper Tim Howard, Ayegbeni Yakubu, Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill, and Joseph Yobo could all return.
Man Utd team (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Brown, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Pique, Evra, Fletcher, Ronaldo, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Hargreaves, Park, Giggs, Saha, Rooney, Tevez.
Everton team (from): Provisional squad: Howard, Wessels, Neville, Hibbert, Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott, Valente, Pienaar, Carsley, Arteta, Cahill, Gravesen, McFadden, Yakubu, Johnson, Anichebe, Vaughan.
Eyefootball Premiership Predictor
MAN UTD 1-0 EVERTON
An enthralling encounter at Old Trafford will go the way of the home team, despite Everton's consistent run of form. Man Utd have it all to play for after Arsenal's victory over Spurs at the weekend if they are to stay close at the top of the league.
Goalscorer: Carlos Tevez