Van de Beek to start – Manchester United fans name ideal XI for Everton fixture – Manchester Evening News

Manchester United fans would like to see Luke Shaw and Donny van de Beek come into the starting XI vs Everton.

Buoyed by their dramatic late win against Villarreal on Wednesday, United return to Premier League action on Saturday and could, for a short while at least, move to the top of the table with a victory over Everton at Old Trafford.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t had much time to prepare his players for the match, they’re coming up against a Toffees side significantly weakened by the absences of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes, while Alex Iwobi is also a doubt.

United, meanwhile, could be boosted by the return of Shaw to the back-line.

The left-back was substituted during last weekend’s defeat to Aston Villa and subsequently missed the mid-week game with an injury and illness, but he is back with the squad and in contention to return to action. Fans want to see him in defence alongside Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof, with Harry Maguire injured.

Supporters want to see Solskjaer keep the 4-3-3 formation he used against Villarreal but would like to see Van de Beek come into the holding role instead of Scott McTominay.

The Dutchman’s struggle for minutes has continued this season and he made headlines after his visibly frustrated reaction after not coming on off the bench on Wednesday, but fans would still like to see him given a chance alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

It goes without saying that Cristiano Ronaldo leads the attack in the fans’ XI, with Mason Greenwood also starting on the right, but it might come as a bit of a surprise that they want Jadon Sancho to keep his place in the team.



The winger has yet to get going since his big-money move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and is being pushed for a place in the team by Jesse Lingard, who made another match-winning contribution as a substitute last time out.

Man United fans XI vs Everton: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Fernandes, Van de Beek, Pogba; Greenwood, Ronaldo, Sancho.

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