Man United vs Everton: FA Cup Preview — team news, key stats

Manchester United return to action on Friday as they face Everton in the FA Cup third round.

The Red Devils have been in imperious form of late as Erik Ten Hag has managed to stabilize the tumultuous ship the club was rocked into at the start of the season.

United enter the FA Cup after a 3-0 win over Bournemouth, while Everton’s season plummeted further with a crushing defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.

While Man United will fight hard for the league to the end, the greater chance of a silver medal this season is in cup competitions such as the FA Cup, which is why they will do everything they can to ensure that Everton are not in their shoes. way to convert glory.

For Everton, it could be a decisive game for Frank Lampard, whose fate could be sealed with the outcome of the game against Manchester United. The Toffees have not won since their victory over Crystal Palace in October last year. And Lampard is under enormous pressure to perform.

They already lost once to the Red Devils on their own ground when Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet. And Everton will be chasing an improbable victory over Manchester United on Friday night.

Team news

For Manchester United, Antony is back in training after missing out on the Premier League victory over Bournemouth, but Donny van de Beek may be sidelined for a long period following his nasty injury in that game.

Anthony Martial is expected to be fit after overcoming a light punch.

With Martin Dubravka no longer at the club after being recalled by Newcastle, David de Gea is expected to keep his usual place in goal rather than rotate.

Everton, on the other hand, will have to do without James Garner and Nathan Patterson, who has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a knee injury against Brighton, not to mention Andros Townsend, who is also on the sidelines.

Amadou Onana should be back after a one match suspension. Yerry Mina is also likely to be available after overcoming illness, but Anthony Gordon is still hesitating for the same reason and Dominic Calvert-Lewin is struggling with fatigue.

Lampard will have to decide whether to go all-in for the FA Cup to get some respite from the Premier League, or rotate his team to rest key starters ahead of what is now another relegation battle. The Toffees boss went against Manchester City with three centre-backs and was able to do it again.

Main stats

  • Everton have managed just one win in their last 29 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions.
  • All four of Everton’s third round eliminations have come against Premier League sides.
  • Frank Lampard is yet to lose a game in the FA Cup against Manchester United after winning twice and drawing one as a player and even knocking them out in the semi-finals in 2019/20.
  • Manchester United have crashed out of the FA Cup third round just twice in 37 appearances.
  • This will be the first third round meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup.

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