Manchester United v Everton - Match Preview

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Manchester United v Everton; Premier League, Old Trafford; Sunday, 10th February; 16:00 KO.


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Manchester United winger Ashley Young is set to return for the Red Devils after recovering from a knee injury that has seen him miss the last five games. 

Michael Carrick and Phil Jones, who both missed the midweek internationals for England's senior and U21 sides respectively, are also fit to feature at Old Trafford.

Everton are confident Marouane Fellaini will start, after he missed Belgium’s midweek clash with a hip injury.

Defenders Tony Hibbert and Seamus Coleman remain on the sidelines, but centre-back Phil Jagielka is set to return.

Sir Alex Ferguson praises Everton boss

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists Everton have made good progress under David Moyes, and believes they have a real chance of earning a top four finish this season.

The Premier League leaders welcome David Moyes’ side to Old Trafford on Sunday, with the Blues fifth place in the table, three points behind Tottenham, who occupy the last Champion’s League place.

Ferguson, who is expecting a tough match on Sunday, revealed his admiration for his Scottish counterpart.

"He's had 10 years at Everton - you don't survive 10 years in this game without making progress. His ability is obvious. Whether he gets in the top four doesn't change my opinion of him, or anyone else's,” he said.

"They have a genuine chance of being in the top four. The title race is between ourselves and City, but after that you've got Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and even Liverpool, who are starting to get more consistency after that result last weekend.

"But Everton are there on merit. They are a difficult opponent and have only lost three games, so they are obviously hard to beat. And that's in the mould of David Moyes."

Ferguson will be hoping his side can avoid a repeat of last season’s 4-4 draw, that he feels cost them the title.

“Everton are very experienced and they've only lost three games this season. Our memory of last season is disappointing - we lost the title versus Everton,” added Ferguson

“But we're playing well, I’m pleased with our form. I'm changing the team around and everyone who has played has done well, which creates competition.”

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