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The Manchester United team that should start against Everton

After a record breaking 9-0 win over Southampton last time out, Manchester United are looking to carry that momentum into their home clash with Everton in the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men showed no mercy against the Saints as they pummelled the nine men, and now the boss must make decisions on whether to go with the same team or to change it up slightly.

With United three points behind Manchester City having played a game more, a win is vital to staying in touch in the title race. Let’s take a look at the team that should start for the Red Devils to take the three points.

James Ward-Prowse, Luke ShawJames Ward-Prowse, Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw has arguably been the best left back in the league this season | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

David De Gea (GK) – The Spain international has seen off competition from Dean Henderson to maintain his number one status this season and will start here.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – A goal and an assist in the 9-0 win was accompanied by a goal-saving tackle at the other end of the pitch- arguably his best performance in a red shirt.

Victor Lindelof (CB) – Faced competition earlier in the year from a resurgent Eric Bailly but he continues to keep a high standard and with the Ivorian out injured, he’ll certainly start.

Harry Maguire (CB) – The skipper has found some great form since the turn of the year and put in an excellent performance against Southampton. He starts when fit.

Luke Shaw (LB) – Arguably the best left back in the country this season, Shaw grabbed two assists before being rested for the second 45 minutes in midweek. He’ll come back into the team and provide quality at both ends against Everton.

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Bruno Fernandes got back on the scoresheet | Pool/Getty Images

Scott McTominay (CM) – The young Scot has been in good form in recent weeks and his mobility and energy will be a big help in midfield.

Paul Pogba (CM) – Despite sitting out the 9-0 win for some well earned rest, Pogba will come back into this side and be ready to help at both ends of the pitch with added quality.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) – After five league games without a goal or assist, Fernandes bounced back with two assists and a penalty to get back on track.

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Marcus Rashford surpassed Eric Cantona’s goal tally for the club | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Mason Greenwood (RW) – The youngster got 90 minutes under his belt against Southampton was excellent despite not getting on the scoresheet and deserves another start.

Marcus Rashford (LW) – 16 goals for the season, Rashford has been United’s best attacker this year and looks the most likely to make something happen in the front three right now.

Anthony Martial (ST) – The Frenchman has had a poor season so far, but two goals as a substitute could be the kick up the backside that he needs. Cavani is expected to be fit after being replaced at half-time, but Martial’s pace and new confidence should see him get the nod.

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