Jose Mourinho

Man United get a boost as Everton star is ruled out

Man United v Everton

The Premier League is back in action with a full round of midweek games to enjoy, and the headline match on Tuesday night sees Man United host Everton at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho will be desperate to earn all three points as United try to break into the top four.

West Brom held United to a goalless draw last weekend – it was United’s eight home draw of the season – while they remain five points behind Man City, although the Red Devils have a game in hand plus the Manchester derby to come.

As for Everton, they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at the Merseyside derby last weekend, as their top 6 push also stuttered.

Early team news

Everton has a long list of injury problems.

James McCarthy is expected to miss out again with a hamstring problem, while Mo Besic, Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes-Mori and Seamus Coleman are all long-term absentees.

Moreover, it’s been confirmed on Monday that Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the Old Trafford match as the former Man United midfielder is still carry a calf problem.

As for United, they could recall Paul Pogba from injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are avialble after bans.