Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Everton
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 23:48
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists a top four finish and Champions League football will remain his priority for now.
Despite their stuttering home form, fifth-placed United are on a 19-game unbeaten streak in the league.
Nothing really went to plan for either Manchester United or Everton this weekend, with the Red Devils taking a scoreless draw with West Bromwich Albion, and Everton getting obliterated by Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. He joins defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the sidelines but United were bolstered by the return of captain Wayne Rooney on Saturday after he recovered from a knee injury.
"Now we have to focus on the next game against Everton at home this Tuesday, and try to win this one".
Mourinho also confirmed Rooney failed to make the matchday squad due to ankle problems.
Everton will be without Seamus Coleman after the full-back picked up a horrific leg break while on worldwide duty last week.
Ronald Koeman is vying to become the first manager in Premier League history to win three consecutive away games at Old Trafford.
"And if you are looking at Romelu Lukaku in big games this season for Everton, I think he has been a bit of a let down".
United drew 1-1 at Goodison Park in December, with Ibrahimovic on target.
Instead, three young players were included on the bench.
But, according to The Times, the two men held a meeting on Monday at the club's training ground that led to Shaw's inclusion in Mourinho's squad for Tuesday's Premier League tie at Old Trafford. Everton need him to produce his usual combative performance and he will be important to breaking down play in midfield.
Jose Mourinho is now on his longest unbeaten run in the Premier League since going 40 games with Chelsea in October 2005.
United have never won the Europa League or its predecessor, the Uefa Cup.
The injured Spain global underwent groin surgery on Friday and was forced to miss the following day's game as United were held to a frustrating goalless draw by West Brom at Old Trafford.
Manchester United's last seven goals in all competitions have been scored by seven different players.
Everton have kept four clean sheets in their last six games.
"In The Event you discuss to Manchester United and England supporters, they'd say Shaw should be England's number one left back and Manchester United's number one left back". This is the joint-highest amount in the league this season and it's not good enough. "I missed Old Trafford and the games with my team, but finally I am back and hopefully I come back with positive vibes".
"Before I was more emotional and deep into my feelings, now it's more that I look at the game and I have trust in my team-mates, I have confidence in them".