With Arsenal failing to capitalise on United dropping points, Chelsea have emerged as a late threat to our title chances so 3 points is a must before Chelsea take on West Ham at Stamford Bridge later in the day.
United’s away form has been a massive talking point this season and it was against Everton at Goodison Park that our frailties on the road become apparent, giving up a two goal lead in injury time to draw 3-3.Whilst our away form may not have been the best this season at home we have been imperious dropping just 2 points in the draw with West Brom so the fact Everton are travelling to Old Trafford will be a massive bonus before a ball has been kicked.
United are without the suspended Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher who is back in training yet not ready for the tie and Berbatov who has a groin injury but there is some good news as Rafael returns having been out since colliding with Didier Drogba in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final.
Everton will miss the influential Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta who are both nearing returns but aren’t quite ready for United whilst Fellaini and Saha are long term injuries.
United will need to show more urgency and energy than we did against Newcastle in what is a very winnable game. Seamus Coleman will be a threat coming down the right for them but looking at the game on a very base level having lost Pienaar in January, and the quartet of Cahill, Arteta, Fellaini and Saha all out we should win this.