Manchester United confirmed line-up vs Everton: Mkhitaryan starts, key defender back in squad

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Manchester United face a tough trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday hoping to end a two-game winless streak in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho has made just two changes from the side that beat West Ham United in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, with Matteo Darmian and Paul Pogba returning to the line-up to replace Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney.

That means Henrikh Mkhitaryan keeps his place and will hope to continue to impress having worked his way into the first-team plans.

While things have picked up in cup competitions, United will be desperate to start winning games in the Premier League and will try to do so in a difficult away fixture.

As confirmed on the club’s official Twitter account, defender Eric Bailly returns to the squad after being absent in recent weeks with a serious knee injury.

In turn, his comeback will be a massive boost for United who are still having to place their faith in the likes of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

As for Everton, Ronald Koeman will hope to see his side get back on track too having now gone three league games without a win.

Romelu Lukaku will lead the line for the hosts and look to test out that makeshift United backline and pile further misery on Mourinho’s men.

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