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Manchester United team news and predicted XI vs Everton

The latest news from Manchester United’s camp ahead of the Everton clash

Manchester United return to Old Trafford to play host to Everton this Saturday, looking to strengthen their grip on the top four and continue to push for Champions League football next season.

A nervy 1-0 midweek win over Brentford saw them move three points clear of Tottenham in 5th place, still with a game in hand on the Lilywhites, and another three points over Sean Dyche’s revived Everton would go a long way to bolstering their chances of holding onto that spot come the end of the season.

Here’s how we expect Ten Hag to set his side up, and the latest injury concerns from Old Trafford.

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Christian Eriksen is edging closer to a return after rejoining training at the beginning of the week, but is unlikely to be a part of Ten Hag’s starting XI when they host Everton, having been out of action since January.

“He is returning on the pitch; he is returning to team training today, so we have to see how quick he can now make the progress”, the United boss explained on Tuesday, meaning that he could take his place among the substitutes on Saturday lunchtime.

The only injury concern from the 1-0 win over Brentford in midweek is Luke Shaw, who was substituted in the first half and who, after the game, Ten Hag was unwilling to be drawn on.

Given the quick turnaround and the competence of Tyrell Malacia in his place, Shaw may also miss the clash as a precaution.

Elsewhere in the United squad, Casemiro will serve the third game of his four game suspension, while Donny Van de Beek’s season is over and Alejandro Garnacho is still some way away from full fitness having suffered an ankle injury before the international break.

Backup shot-stopper Tom Heaton is also out injured.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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