With a nine-point cushion at the top of the Premier League, and Real Madrid to follow three days later, Sir Alex Ferguson will make several changes for Everton's visit to Old Trafford but United will not be short of motivation following last season's 4-4 draw with David Moyes' team. "It definitely cost us the league," rued Ferguson. Everton also inflicted a defeat on United at the start of the campaign and having struggled to recapture their early season form of late will need Marouane Fellaini recovered from a hip problem. Andy Hunter

Venue Old Trafford, Sunday 4pm

Tickets Sold out

Last season Man Utd 4 Everton 4

Referee Mark Halsey

This season's matches 12 Y28, R2, 2.50 cards per game

Odds Man Utd Evens Everton 9-2 Draw 3-1

Manchester United

Subs from Lindegaard, Amos, Smalling, Vidic, Jones, Buttner, Giggs, Anderson, Scholes, Kagawa, Young, Hernández, Van Persie

Doubtful None

Injured Fletcher (bowel condition, unknown)

Suspended None

Form guide WWDWWW

Disciplinary record Y43 R0

Leading scorer Van Persie 18

Everton

Subs from Mucha, Heitinga, Stones, Oviedo, Francisco, Duffy, Hitzlsperger, Naismith, McAleny, Vellios, Jelavic

Doubtful None

Injured Hibbert (calf, 16 Feb), Coleman (thigh, 16 Feb)

Suspended None

Form guide DWDDWL

Disciplinary record Y38 R2

Leading scorer Fellaini 10

Match pointers

• United have scored with 21% of their shots, the best conversion rate in the division

• Everton have scored the highest proportion of first- half goals of any team in the top division this season (58%)

• Wayne Rooney has eight goals in his last seven league appearances and has scored or assisted 17 goals in 17 league appearances this term

• United have scored the most headers in the top flight this season (13); Everton have conceded the most (12)

• Everton have hit the woodwork the most times this season (16)


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