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Man United predicted line-up vs Everton as Erik ten Hag forced into big decisions with two stars injured



Man United predicted line-up vs Everton as Erik ten Hag forced into big decisions with two stars injured

The Manchester United manager faces selection dilemmas in midfield and up front.

Erik ten Hag will have to make at least two changes to his starting line-up against Everton, to the one which was selected in the win over Luton Town.

Manchester United ended the last stretch of Premier League fixtures with a 1-0 win over the Hatters, but both Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund were replaced through injury and the Danish duo are set to miss the next few matches at least.

It leaves Ten Hag with two tactical dilemmas. Eriksen and Scott McTominay have worked well as a midfield pair in recent weeks, and with Casemiro out it means the United boss has two obvious replacements in midfield.

Sofyan Amrabat has struggled in recent weeks and hasn’t been selected to start in the last three matches. The alternative is Mason Mount, who replaced Eriksen against Luton, but there might be concerns about the team’s defensive set-up if the ex-Chelsea midfielder is picked.

In attack, Hojlund’s absence could mean a recall for Anthony Martial. The Frenchman has been selected up top in all of the last four matches when Hojlund hasn’t started, even if he has failed to impress. One goal all season for Martial is hardly a ringing endorsement of his capabilities.

But the other option is Marcus Rashford, who has an even worse scoring ratio than United’s no.9 this season. Rashford played through the middle in the first two matches of the season when Hojlund was injured, and could be deployed there again at Goodison Park.

Elsewhere, at right-back, Ten Hag is likely to choose between the defensively astute Aaron Wan-Bissak, or Diogo Dalot, who offers more of an attacking threat. With all that in mind, here’s how we think United will line up against the Toffees

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