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  • February 10, 2013
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Premier League Preview: Manchester United - Everton

David Moyes will be looking to improve his woeful record at the home of the Red Devils, but Sir Alex Ferguson's side has only been beaten once on its own turf this season.

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MANCHESTER UNITED


De Gea
Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra
Valencia, Cleverley, Giggs, Nani
Rooney
Van Persie
EVERTON

Howard
Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines
Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar
Fellaini, Anichebe

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to make one change from his side's 1-0 win at Fulham, drafting in Ryan Giggs for Michael Carrick (hip), who sat out England’s 2-1 win over Brazil in midweek.

Ashley Young could return to the Red Devils squad after recovering from a knee injury, but is likely to start on the bench. Phil Jones (illness) is ruled out alongside long-term absentee Darren Fletcher (illness).

Phil Jagielka failed to start England’s friendly on Wednesday due to a slight knock, but is set to start at right back for Everton, with David Moyes shorn of fullbacks Tony Hibbert (calf) and Seamus Coleman (hip).

The Everton boss has no other fresh injury concerns to contend with, and so is likely to name the same XI that came from behind to draw 3-3 with Aston Villa last weekend.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Manchester United has won 11 out of 12 league games at home this season.
  • The Red Devils’ tally of 62 points after 25 games is their highest-ever points haul at this stage in a Premier League season.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson’s side has scored 32 league goals at home so far this season; only Arsenal (33) has registered more.
  • Everton has a poor record at Old Trafford, having not won there since August 1992.
  • However, the Toffees have only lost twice in their last six games against Manchester United.
  • Steven Pienaar (pictured right) bagged a late equalizer in this fixture last season as the sides drew 4-4, equaling the highest-ever score in this fixture.
  • The Toffees boast a better defensive record than their hosts, having conceding 30 goals to United’s 31.

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1David de GeaGoalkeeper
2RafaelDefender
3Patrice EvraDefender
4Phil JonesDefender
6Jonny EvansDefender
15Nemanja VidicDefender
25Antonio ValenciaMidfielder
23Tom CleverleyMidfielder
10Wayne RooneyStriker
20Robin van PersieStriker
40Ben AmosGoalkeeper
12Chris SmallingDefender
8AndersonMidfielder
16Michael CarrickMidfielder
17NaniMidfielder
14Javier HernándezStriker
19Danny WelbeckStriker
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
18Phil NevilleDefender
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
11Kevin MirallasStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
26John StonesDefender
34Shane DuffyDefender
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker

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