Man United vs Everton teams and link 20/08/12

Kick off is at 20:00pm Great British time 

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Vidic, Carrick, Evra, Scholes, Cleverley, Nani, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney. 

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Gibson, Jelavic

Robin Van Persie Starts On The Bench



  • The two clubs have met on 187 occasions, United winning 81 times to Everton’s 64.
  • Everton have won just two of the last 10 Premier League matches at Goodison Park between the two teams.
  • The highest-scoring match between the two clubs at Goodison Park came on Boxing Day in 1977, when United won 6-2.


  • Seventh-place Everton had the third-best defence in the league in 2011-12, conceding just 1.05 goals on average per game.
  • They lost eight of their first 14 Premier League matches last season.
  • The Toffees were unbeaten in their final nine league matches.
  • David Moyes’s team have not finished outside the top 10 since 2005-06, when they ended the season in 11th position.

Manchester United

  • United earned more points (89) in the 2011-12 season than any other team in English top-flight history without being crowned champions.
  • They had 51 fewer shots than Liverpool in the last season, but scored 41 more goals.
  • The Red Devils won 13 away matches last season, compared to just five in 2010-2011.
  • They scored the most headed goals (16) in the 2011-12 Premier League, and also won more penalties (11) than any other team.

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