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Everton V Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups, Mkhitaryan And Martial Start

Two relative out-of-form sides play each other at Goodison Park this afternoon as Everton host Manchester United.

With just two Premier League wins between them out of a combined fifteen games, both desperately need points here in order to keep up with those ahead of them.

For the hosts, Ronald Koeman is lucky in the sense that he has a virtually full squad to choose from for the first tie in a long time.

James McCarthy is fit enough to be among the subsitutes in what is otherwise a full-strength starting eleven from Everton.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Idrissa Gueye of Everton is tackled by Oriol Romeu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

For Man United meanwhile, José Mourinho has finally answered the prayers of the fans. Henrikh Mkhitaryan starts a Premier League game for just the second time this season.

The Armenian international had a starring role in Man United’s 4-1 win against West Ham on Wednesday and is given the nod, along with the equally impressive Anthony Martial.

Wayne Rooney, however, drops to the bench, as does Juan Mata, with Marcus Rashford also among the substitutes.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United in action during the EFL Cup quarter final match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on November 30, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Author: The PA Team

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