Manchester United are set to travel to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and will be very wary of a hostile atmosphere, coupled with a fired-up Toffees squad due to their recent 10-point deduction.
Naturally, this has led to an ‘everyone against us mentality' amongst the Toffees' faithful. Despite their points deduction, Everton are still just four points away from safety due to a great run of recent form, which includes three wins from their last five games, though the Red Devils have recorded back-to-back wins and clean sheets in the league.
Everton vs Man United H2H record
Despite the negativity around Man United this season, they are still a squad full of talented world-class international stars, so Everton will be wary of the threat they can pose, but with the Goodison Park crowd behind them, it will be a fascinating watch, as this game always is.
- Everton wins: 71
- Draws: 47
- Manchester United wins: 93
Man United are indeed the side who have enjoyed the most success in this fixture over the years, although it is far from dominant, with the Red Devils even giving up a valuable three points to Everton in 2022 which helped them avoid relegation on the final day of the season under Frank Lampard.
Everton vs Manchester United last five H2Hs
Man United 1-1 Everton – October 2 2021
This result was certainly a shock for many as Everton – managed by the hated Rafael Benitez at the time – came from behind at Old Trafford to rescue a 1-1 draw thanks to veteran Andros Townsend, which only further compounded the misery on then-boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That draw for Everton meant they were uneaten in three visits to Old Trafford for the first time since 1991, but while this was a positive start to life as Everton manager for Benitez, things would very quickly turn sour on and off the pitch.
Everton 1-0 Man United – April 9 2022
As the Toffees battled against the threat of relegation out of the Premier League for the first time in the club's history, it was academy graduate Anthony Gordon who stepped up with a crucial curling effort which was enough to seal all three points at Goodison Park.
Man United were facing Everton under yet another different manager, this time Ralf Rangnick, with nine players who donned the famous red shirt that afternoon no longer currently with the first team, so it was certainly far from a historic Man United side who suffocated in the Goodison Park atmosphere.
Everton 1-2 Man United – October 9 2022
Everton looked on course to record back-to-back wins against Man United for the first time since 2014 when Alex Iwobi netted after just five minutes, but a leaky Everton defence was unable to keep out Man United's firepower. First-half goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo – the 700th of his career- right on the stroke of half time were enough to seal all three points.
This was Erik ten Hag's first taste of the Goodison Park atmosphere, but it's a test he and his players passed with flying colours and would set them up well for a successful top-four charge later in the campaign.
Man United 3-1 Everton – January 6 2023
An FA Cup tie away to Manchester United is not the sort of fixture any club wants when they already have a lot of focus on a relegation battle, and it forced Lampard into several changes, but they were simply outclassed on the night in front of a large Everton following.
It was a night to forget for Conor Coady who scored to level things up at 1-1 following Antony's opener, but the England international then went on to score an own goal in the second half before a second-half stoppage time Marcus Rashford strike dumped the Toffees out of the competition in the Third Round.
Man United 2-0 Everton – April 8 2023
This was in the thick of Everton's very real battle against the drop, but when they had to rely on the inexperienced Ellis Simms to lead their line at Old Trafford, it was always going to be a tough ask to get anything from the game.
Ten Hag ensured he maintained his 100% win record against Everton with this 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial either side of half time, however, this defeat meant nothing in the grand scheme of things for the Toffees as they stayed up on the final day of the season.
Something which has always been a common saying among Everton fans and football fans alike is that if they can keep Dominic Calvert-Lewin fit, the Toffees would never be in serious danger of relegation and he's proved that to be true this term. The England international has five goals in just eight league starts under Sean Dyche this season.
Calvert-Lewin has started six league games against the Red Devils scoring twice and registering two assists so it's a team he enjoys playing against. Even though Man United have kept back-to-back clean sheets, Calvert-Lewin has had the international break to rest and think about how to dominate a likely partnership of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
As you can see from the Everton vs Manchester United last five H2Hs summary, clashes have produced a decent number of goals lately. And with Everton set to be fired up for this one, over 2.5 goals looks to be a good bet. Even more so when considering that half of the last six games have seen this occur, while one of the matches that didn't was a 2-0 scoreline. We are going for an Everton win with over 2.5 goals.