Manchester United v Everton: Match Preview

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Sunday, April 22. Kick-off: 1230


Manchester United winger Ashley Young picked up a knock in last weekend's victory against Aston Villa, but Sir Alex Ferguson expects him to recover for the visit of Everton.

Young midfielder Paul Pogba was injured in reserve team action and will sit out for the remainder of the campaign, while Ferguson has confirmed Anderson will not feature again this season.

For Everton, defender Leighton Baines picked up a hamstring injury in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool, and will miss out at Old Trafford.

Steven Pienaar is available again for David Moyes, having been cup-tied last weekend, while Jack Rodwell will not play again until next season.


Ferguson offers Young advice

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he has spoken to much criticised Manchester United winger Ashley Young in the hope of curbing his on-field antics, ahead of this weekend's game with Everton.

Young has come under fire for apparently deceiving referees in consecutive matches at Old Trafford; winning crucial penalties against both Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old was accused of diving after the encounter against Aston Villa, and his apparent misdemeanours have prompted serious discussion about the integrity of players in today's game.

In recent weeks, Young has certainly gained an unwanted reputation for going to ground too easily, and Ferguson says he has held a private discussion with the England international to advise him going forward.

"If [Ciaran Clark] doesn't bring him down Ashley's going to score," said the United boss at his weekly press conference.

"It was a clear goalscoring opportunity and he did catch him.

"I'm not sure Ashley tried to get the penalty kick but he certainly went down quickly.

"I've had a word with Ashley and he understands where we're coming from. Hopefully it makes a difference."

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