Premier League: Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park in early kick-off on Saturday  

Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park in early kick-off on Saturday

 

Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park in a crunch fixture.

A win for Everton could send them back to the summit of the table, a position they have been flirting with since the beginning of the season.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side began the season in blistering form, winning the first five games in impressive fashion.

A draw against rivals Liverpool was soon followed by back to back defeats away to Southampton and Newcastle.

The two losses eclipsed the Toffees fine start and Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to put this behind as he takes on a Manchester United side devoid of confidence and desperate for a turn of fortune.

The Red Devils defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday mounted pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, coming days after losing 1-0 to Arsenal in a match that the Norwegian was outwitted and outclassed by Mikel Arteta.

A loss to Everton on Saturday afternoon could spell the end for Solskjaer with rumors of the club reaching out to Mauricio Pochettino potent. For a change of fortune, the manager will be hoping that his side will end the winless streak against the Merseyside club – United have drawn twice and lost once against Everton in their previous three clashes.

Everton will be counting on Dominic Calvert Lewin to deliver the points – he has scored seven goals in his previous six matches. United welcome back Anthony Martial from suspension who has scored two goals in two UEFA Champions League matches.