Premier League In Focus – Manchester United vs Everton Preview

When? Sunday 17th August, 16:00 (UK)

Where? Old Trafford

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Manchester United - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/muticketsandmembership/details/event.aspx?itemref=9151

Everton - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/manchester-united-v-everton-tickets-english-premier-league.html

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Manchester United W3, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Manchester United W33, Everton W8, D9
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Manchester United W85, Everton W69, D43

This will be the 51st Premier League meeting between the two sides as they have both been ever-presents since the formation of the league in 1992.

Manchester United lost their 100% record at Stoke last weekend but still find themselves top of the Premier League.

The two goals that they conceded away at Stoke was the first time in which they failed to keep a clean sheet. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has the accolade of being the only player to have breached David de Gea’s net in the Premier League this term.

Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in six matches across all competitions, with the only game in which he failed to score being the 2-0 win over Leicester (a game in which he missed a penalty).

Everton have only scored twice in the Premier League this season and both those goals have come from former Manchester United record scorer Wayne Rooney.

Rooney could well be in line for a quick return to Old Trafford after his departure in the summer.

The Toffees are averaging just 0.5 goals a game in the top flight, and have failed to find the net in their last two Premier League outings.

They have conceded six goals in their first four matches in the league - an average of 1.5 goals against per game.

The last time Everton beat Manchester United was back in April 2015, when they made easy work of Louis Van Gaal’s men on their way to a 3-0 victory.

MEMORABLE MEETING
An eight-goal thriller at Old Trafford back in April 2012 was one that dealt United’s hopes of winning the title a massive blow. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men were coasting at 4-2 up only to concede two late goals. Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini were both on the scoresheet for their former clubs. United would later go on to lose the title on goal difference due to THAT goal by Sergio Aguero.