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We kick off first in what will be an interesting weekend in the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Stamford Bridge and we go to Goodison Park in what will be a very testing game. Don't be fooled by their recent poor form, this is United, they'll be up for it and we'll be seriously in trouble if we underestimate them. They didn't finish 5th place last season for nothing and they've actually made some decent improvements in the transfer market so it's only a matter of time before they click.

We're in good form now though with Wayne Rooney being at the heart of it and we'll welcome back Evra and Rio from slight knocks that kept them out of the game against Celtic. Really think we have the bit between our teeth now and starting to look the ruthless United upfront and the solid force at the back.

0-2 to United, Rooney with his 100th club career goal and Ronaldo to bag one too. :thumbsup:

PS. This game is a away game not televised so I assume the match thread will be more active. Noticed it's been very quiet this season.
 

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Really hope we come through this with 3 points. It's a very hard place usually, as they are always up for it. I'd play Tevez definitely as need his energy in a game like this. I'd take any scoreline as long as we win, and as for the other match, either a draw or a vermin win would be good, as it means the chavs drop points.
 

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Really hope we come through this with 3 points. It's a very hard place usually, as they are always up for it. I'd play Tevez definitely as need his energy in a game like this. I'd take any scoreline as long as we win, and as for the other match, either a draw or a vermin win would be good, as it means the chavs drop points.
Fully agree, Chelsea as in the last 2 years will be our main rival, don't see Arsenal having a season like last year, they've already lost twice to mediocre teams. And of course the auld enemy Liverpool are obviously getting some breaks but I really do not see it lasting long.

They'll most likely be beaten on Sunday but like you Drito I hope they get something out of the game. I'm very confident of us dispatching the top 3 at home.

RE Tevez, I really wouldn't want to drop Rooney or Berb with the scoring form they're in right now so it's gotta be some way of them all starting. We can't take any risks in a game like this. Just play all the inform players, try and make this as painless as possible.
 

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We will win this match, i have no doubts about it.

0-2

Ronaldo penalty and Wazza hitting a nice one against is old boys.
 

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Strong defence for Toffees trip

Sir Alex Ferguson has almost a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's midday visit to Everton.

Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand both missed Tuesday's win over Celtic, while Gary Neville and Dimitar Berbatov picked up slight knocks during the match.

However, the United manager told his pre-match press conference that they were all fit for the short trip to Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, fit-again midfielder Michael Carrick will not be considered for Saturday's match, but may be in contention for Wednesday's visit of West Ham United.

More team news to follow.
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Rio and Paddy back as expected, would have been nice to have Carrick back for this one aswell but with Scholes out for a long time already we're not in a position to risk Carrick and then lose him for a longer period.
 

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Was just about to ask why Carrick wasn't playing then saw your last paragraph Gab. Good point. Losing them both for a long time would be a blow.

Hopefully we win this convincingly, Everton are having a bit of a mare at the mo..
 

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I expect United to win this game since they now have their swagger back after a slow start to the season. Plus, Everton aren't even close to being as good as they were last season. I say 2-0 or 3-1 will be the scoreline.
 

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-----------------------------VDS----------------------------

--------Brown--------Rio-----Vidic---Evra-------

-----------------Fletch---ANdersson---------------

-----------Ronaldo--------Rooney----------Tevez/Giggs-----

-------------------------Berba---------------------------


2-1 to united Rooney and Ronaldo with the goals.....
 

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Everton v Man Utd preview

Wayne Rooney is scenting a 100th career goal when Manchester United visit former club Everton, who have yet to win at home this season.

Everton started the campaign with ambitions of possibly pushing the 'big four' after finishing fifth last season, but those hopes have already faded.

Toffees manager David Moyes was late in strengthening his squad during the summer transfer window and his new signings have yet to gel.

The Scot has ended any doubts about his own future at the helm and will hope a first home match since agreeing a new contract will lift spirits.

With just one point from four home games to date, Moyes will be looking for an injury boost ahead of Saturday's noon kick-off.
Injury issues

Segundo Castillo, Joseph Yobo and Victor Anichebe all missed last week's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, but could be fit to feature against United.

Castillo and Anichebe have been struggling with hamstring problems, while Nigerian defender Yobo has been laid low by a virus.

Moyes will also give Tony Hibbert a fitness test on the morning of the game after the full-back picked up an ankle injury.

Tim Cahill is still suspended for the Toffees after his red card in the Merseyside derby, while former United utility man Phil Neville will hope for a recall after being a late substitute against the Gunners.

Another former United player - Louis Saha - is pushing for just his second Premier League start since joining Everton before the closure of the transfer window.

United make the short trip to Goodison on the back of a six-game winning run in all competitions, which has included five clean sheets in a row.

Defensive boost

After a stuttering start to the campaign, the title holders are hitting peak form and will be confident of an eighth win in nine Premier League trips to Goodison.

Sir Alex Ferguson will welcome back Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra for the game after the defensive duo missed the 3-0 win over Celtic in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Evra returns from a hamstring strain in place of John O'Shea at left-back, while Ferdinand has shaken off a groin complaint to come in for Jonny Evans.

Dimitar Berbatov and Gary Neville should start after picking up knocks against Celtic, while Cristiano Ronaldo is also fit.

Michael Carrick is expected to be available against former club West Ham United next week, but Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves are still injured.

Ji-sung Park and Ryan Giggs are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up, while Carlos Tevez will also be keen for a chance to impress from the start.

Former Everton youngster Rooney has scored in his last seven games for club and country, and a goal on Saturday would see the striker, who turns 23 on Friday, reach 100 at club level.

Skysports.com prediction: Everton 0 Man Utd 2

SKY BET odds: Everton 6/1, Draw 13/5, Man Utd 4/7

One to Watch:
Wayne Rooney

http://www.skysports.com/football/match_preview/0,19764,11065_3003583,00.html
 

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Official line up


VDS

Brown-Vidic-Rio-Evra

Ronaldo-Giggs-Fletcher-Park

Rooney-Berbatov

Subs: PIG, Neville, Anderson ,O'Shea ,Evans, Nani and Tevez.

Have no idea how Giggs has gotten in ahead of Anderson and Park being picked over Nani who had a wonderful game against Celtic is even more puzzling. SAF's never been predictable though, I just hope that Giggs/Park don't let him down because they certainly aren't picked ahead of Anderson/Nani on merit.
 

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Everton: Howard, Neville, Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott, Arteta, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, Saha, Yakubu.

Subs: Nash, Baines, Castillo, Vaughan, Nuno Valente, Rodwell, Anichebe.
 

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Berbs and Rooney are doing well.

But Tevez would have been a much better option on the left side than Ji Sung Krap(park backwards).
exactly.. i dint want rooney or berb on the bench .. tevez for park would be right... but SAF knows best..
 
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