MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert — Wayne Rooney starts against his former club as Everton visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the English Premier League today (17).
Rooney, who spent 13-years at Manchester United and left as the club’s record goalscorer, is back after switching back to Goodison Park in the summer transfer window and the former Red Devils captain will be hoping for a successive return.
On the other side, Romelu Lukaku will also face his former team after he moved to Man United in the summer.
Marouane Fellaini, who replaced the injured Paul Pogba in the Manchester United midfield, will also come up against his former club, while Marcus Rashford, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones all return to the starting line-up.
Making way from the last outing in the Champions League are Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial.
Manchester United played to a 2-2 draw at Stoke City last weekend in the Premier League and then beat FC Basel 3-0 in the Champions League in midweek.
Everton are coming off back-to-back 3-0 defeats in the Premier League and Champions League, respectively and will be hoping to bounce back with a better result against Manchester United.
Jordan Pickford returns in goal in place of Maarten Stekelenburg, while Ashley Williams, Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Cuco Martina come in for Mason Holgate, Muhamed Besic, Nikola Vlasic and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
EVERTON TEAM NEWS
Team to face Manchester United: Pickford, Keane, Jagielka, Williams, Martina, Schneiderlin, Davies, Gueye, Baines, Sigurdsson, Rooney. Subs: Stekelenburg, Ramirez, Mirallas, Klaassen, Besic, Calvert-
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS
Team to face Everton: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Martial, Smalling, Lingard, Carrick, Herrera, Darmian.