It seems hard to believe that the last time these two clubs met in the Premier League Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to be fighting for his job. Now his Manchester United side are battling for the title three months on from a 3-1 win at Goodison Park where defeat might have cost the Norwegian his job.
The stakes are no less significant for Everton, who may believe they have a real prospect of qualifying for the Champions League amid the struggles of those around them. They trail crosstown rivals Liverpool in fourth by just four points with two games in hand; a win at Old Trafford would provide a sizeable boost to their top four bid as the season approaches its decisive moment. Here’s how to watch the game and everything you need to know.
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 6
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford — Manchester, United Kingdom
- TV: NBC Sports Network
- Live stream: Fubo TV (free trial)
- Odds: Manchester United -200; Draw +350; Everton +500 (via William Hill Sports book)
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Manchester United: It was no surprise to see Luke Shaw withdrawn at half-time in the 9-0 hammering of Southampton, the game was already won and United will want one of their star players at full fitness for the coming weeks. The 25-year-old has been in outstanding form of late prompting former Red Devil Dennis Irwin to label him the best left-back in the Premier League.
“His overlapping is there to see, his defending is there to see,” said Irwin. “It’s good that he’s got competition. He had Brandon Williams last year, and raised his game, and he’s got Alex Telles this year and that has helped him to raise his game. Certainly, at the moment, as things stand, he is the best left-back in the league.”