Premier League

Man Utd vs Everton: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Man Utd host Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday
Man Utd host Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday / Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Manchester United and Everton go head to head in the Premier League in Saturday's early kick-off in a battle of fourth against fifth.

The clubs have identical records at this stage of the season, with four wins, one draw and one loss each to show for their six games played so far.

The contest pits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Rafa Benitez and the pressure will be on the former to come up with a game plan to tactically outwit the latter.

Here's everything you need to know about the game...

How to watch Man Utd vs Everton on TV/live stream

What time is kick off? Saturday 2 October, 12:30 (BST)
Where is it being played? Old Trafford
TV channel? BT Sport (UK), fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Referee? Michael Oliver
VAR? Stuart Attwell

Man Utd team news

Harry Maguire
Man Utd continue without Harry Maguire / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Harry Maguire won't return until after the October international break because of a calf problem, which means Victor Lindelof will deputise. Marcus Rashford is still out but nearing his return following shoulder surgery in the summer and could also return after the upcoming internationals.

Luke Shaw missed out against Villarreal but has a chance of being fit, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka will likely return after serving the first of a two-game European suspension in midweek.

Everton team news

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still out for Everton / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Everton are missing several key players in Seamus Coleman, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for another game. They now won't return until after the international break.

Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain doubts with calf and thigh concerns respectively.

Man Utd vs Everton predicted lineups

Man Utd: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Lingard; Ronaldo

Everton: Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Allan, Doucoure; Townsend, Gray, Iwobi, Rondon

Man Utd vs Everton head to head record

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, David De Gea
Everton snatched a late equaliser in the last Premier League meeting / Michael Regan/Getty Images

It was 1892 the first time this game was played in the top flight, with over 200 meetings to date.

Manchester United have won 90 to Everton's 70, but the most recent encounter ended in a 3-3 draw when they faced off at Old Trafford in February of last season. The Toffees came from behind on three occasions that day, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a third equaliser at the death.

Home and away, United have only won one of their last five Premier League games against Everton. Three of those ended in draws, while one was a famous 4-0 thrashing at Goodison Park in 2019.

But Everton have only won at Old Trafford twice in the Premier League era, once in December 2013 when Bryan Oviedo snatched a late winner to pile misery onto David Moyes, and once in August 1992 in the very earliest weeks of the inaugural Premier League season.

Man Utd vs Everton score prediction

Manchester United have been in a bit of a sticky patch of late and have needed late goals to secure their two most recent wins against West Ham and Villarreal. In amongst that, they have also lost against the Hammers, Aston Villa and Young Boys.

However, the nature of the win over Villarreal in the Champions League in midweek and the atmosphere at Old Trafford that night should boost confidence.

For Everton, this will be their toughest test of the new campaign so far, having not yet played anyone who finished higher than ninth in the Premier League last season. Their injury absences will likely be more of an issue than United's, which could prove to be key.

Prediction: Man Utd 3-1 Everton