Everton will be licking their wounds after a defeat against Crystal Palace left them chasing Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League football. Meanwhile David Moyes prepares his team for a trip to Goodison park where Manchester United have not won in their last five visits.
Everton's shock home defeat against Crystal Palace ended their run of seven straight victories in the Premier League. The defeat leaves Everton's Champions League hopes on the line and they will hope that Arsenal slip up in their run in to the end of the season. Martinez knows that any further slip-ups will cost his men Champions League football as they prepare for the visit of Manchester United at Goodison Park.
David Moyes will be looking to avoid another unwanted record when he faces his former employees. Everton's 1-0 victory at Old Trafford earlier this season, means that if they win on Sunday they will do their first Premier League double over United since the 1969/70 season. Manchester United have had a poor season to their standards, although Moyes will look to their away form to secure the points. The Red Devils, boast the best away record this season, winning ten and drawing three on the road out of their seventeen outings this season.
Date: 20 April, 2014
Venue (Capacity): Goodison Park (40 000)
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Everton Manager: Roberto Martinez
Manchester United Manager: David Moyes
Brian Oviedo, Steven Pienaar and Darren Gibson remain long term Casualties. James McCarthy will be in contention for a starting birth after recovering fully from a muscular injury, while Phil Jagielka might be available for selection.
Robin van persie (knee), Johnny Evans (calf), Rafael (thigh) are all sidelined, while Wayne Rooney is fit to play after suffering a toe injury against Munich in the first leg as well as Fellaini who has recovered from a calf injury.
GK: De Gea
Manchester United have only won one of their last five Barclays Premier League games at Goodison Park. drawing two and losing two.
Wayne Rooney has scored only four goals in his fifteen Premier League appearances against his former club Everton.
Everton 2-1 Manchester United
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