In a hushed tone, it’s worth acknowledging that Manchester United is currently the Premier League’s in-form team.
Despite this, a cloud of discontent hovers over Old Trafford due to various factors, including mediocre football,
the persisting Glazer ownership, strained player relations under Ten Hag, and questionable recruitment.
Facing Everton, recently docked ten points for financial violations, might not be the ideal situation for United.
The Toffees, fueled by motivation, aim to add to the challenges faced by the Red Devils.
In terms of team updates, the return of Luke Shaw is a positive for Ten Hag, providing reinforcement in the left-back position.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana is set to be fit despite an injury scare with Cameroon. However, doubts loom over striker Rasmus Hojlund, and Ten Hag is closely monitoring his progress.
If Hojlund is unavailable, Ten Hag might make adjustments to the attacking lineup, with Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford likely to play key roles.
Rashford could even feature as the central striker, considering the limited alternatives and Anthony Martial’s goal drought since May.