Venue: Goodison Park
Kick off: 3pm
While the Toffees may have made themselves hard to beat this season, losing just two of their opening 10 games in all competitions, a lack of consistency has cost them so far.
Everton have yet to win back-to-back league games, but when considering that they have faced Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool since the end of August, things become a little clearer.
Take the last five games, for example – a run that has seen the Blues remain unbeaten – and a combined nine points from tough-looking games against Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs has to be seen as a good return.
Throw into the mix that Everton follow up Saturday’s meeting with United by travelling to face Arsenal, and you certainly have some sympathy for boss Roberto Martinez who has instilled a strong belief into his dressing room.
All the Spaniard can do is set his side up to continue making themselves tough to beat, while picking up points which keep them in contention for a Champions League berth come the season’s end.
Everton remain the only side yet to have scored from a set piece, which is largely down to the unfortunate absence of specialist Leighton Baines at full-back.
Everton possible starting lineup: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Naismith; Lukaku.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, Young, Martial.