Man United vs Everton : team news
According to Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, Andre Onana trained on Friday and should be available to face Everton on Sunday.
The Cameroonian international goalkeeper was injured during the Indomitable Lions’ 3-0 win against Mauritius last week. He departed the national team and did not play in the ensuing 1-1 tie with Libya in Africa World Cup qualifying.
Onana is United’s lone consistent starter this season, having started and finished all 18 games, though the Reds do have Tom Heaton and Altay Bayindir in reserve.
Ten Hag stated that our no.24 is fit and ready to face the Toffees after the recent training session at Carrington.
“Andre is OK. “He stepped in during training today, so he’s fine,” Erik said at his pre-game press conference.
Another piece of good news is that defender Luke Shaw is fit enough to travel to Merseyside with the team.
Shaw played in our first two games of the season, against Wolves and Tottenham, but he has been out for three months owing to a muscular ailment.
He has been working hard at our training facility for the last two weeks, and Ten Hag has verified that he is available to face Sean Dyche’s side.
Rasmus Hojlund took part in the training, but it is unclear whether he will be available after missing Denmark’s two international matches due to a muscle problem.
“Rasmus is a close finish, he is training, he is down and outside,” Ten Hag went on to say.
“He is making very good steps and we will have to wait until tomorrow to make a final decision.”
Jonny Evans is still out after being hurt in our last loss to FC Copenhagen, but his return is not far away, and Mason Mount will be evaluated before the game.
“Mason picked up an issue, so we have to assess whether or not he’ll be available for the game,” Ten Hag told club reporters on Friday.
United will be without Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez for their trip to L4.
Everton team news
The Toffees will be particularly motivated after the Premier League docked 10 points from them last week for violating profit and sustainability criteria.
Seamus Coleman, the club captain, is on the mend after playing 90 minutes for Everton’s Under-21s in midweek, his first full encounter since suffering a knee injury in May 2023. Ben Godfrey and former Red Michael Keane both saw action in that encounter against Athletic Club of Spain.
Dele Alli, who has yet to play for the Merseysiders this season owing to a groin injury, will miss the game on Sunday.
Midfielder Andre Gomes has recovered from a calf injury, but Sean Dyche has ruled out Amadou Onana, who suffered a calf injury while playing for Belgium.
“Dele needs time, he’s just feeling his way back in so it’d be really pleasing if he can get himself back fit,” Dyche told the club’s press conference on Friday.
“Andre is back on the field with us after a very frustrating season.” He needs time and games, but he’s coming around.
“Ama’s calves” I don’t believe will be correct. It’s still hurting.”