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Manchester United vs Everton this weekend

This weekend sees Manchester United take on Everton in the Premier League. After last week’s devastating 6 – 1 loss to their local rivals Manchester City, Manchester United will be keen to come out strong and put last week far behind them.
At present City are five points ahead of United whilst Everton are 10 points behind. It is essential for Manchester United to claim three points this weekend otherwise they could find themselves slipping further down the league table.

After last week’s devastating defeat, Manchester United will be keen to come out strong against Everton this Saturday.

Despite the pressure on Manchester United after last week’s shock defeat the odds on offer at Ladbrokes still suggest that United are expected to win. They’re offering Everton – 7/2, Manchester United at 5/6 and a Draw at 12/5. However, if you have more faith in Everton you can get odds of 7/1 that Everton will be winning at half time and then go on to win the match.

Last week’s loss is not a common event for Manchester United, and the score line will definitely still be on the players’ minds. Sir Alex Ferguson described last week’s match as United’s “worst day ever”, however, he went on to say that the team “will recover” despite the “embarrassment in the dressing room”.

This week will see United’s Tom Cleverley returning to the field after recovering from an ankle injury, however, Everton are missing two of their key players, Johnny Heitinga and Victor Anichebe who are suffering from knee and groin injuries respectively.

After his disappointing performance last week Wayne Rooney is likely to be trying to prove his worth this week. So far he has scored 9 goals this year and when he finds his focus he is capable of dominating a match. Everton’s Tim Howard is also worth keeping an eye on, this season he has scored 11 goals and saved 19, he will definitely be on his guard against a determined United.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.