Man United vs Everton
Everton have enjoyed a fine start to life under Rafael Benitez.
The Spaniard has now taken charge of six Premier League games with the Toffees. Benitez has won four of these, drawing one and losing the remaining tie.
This run of results has seen Everton climb up to 5th in the Premier League table, only one point off top spot and level on points with 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
However, their next clash looks set to be the club’s toughest of the season to date.
The Merseysiders have not faced any of the top six thus far in 2021/22, but are set to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford shortly in the early kick-off.
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Why Iwobi is missing for Everton vs Man United
Ahead of the game, Everton would release their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.
The squad was fairly standard, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman all missing, as Rafa Benitez explained that they would be in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
…as are Richarlison and Andre Gomes
— Adam Jones (@Adam_Jones94) October 1, 2021
One noticeable omission, however, was Alex Iwobi, who started in Everton’s last clash but was not in the squad on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez also did not mention an issue with Iwobi in his press conference on Friday.
However, injury analyst Ben Dinnery has since provided an explanation for the winger’s absence, stating he failed a late fitness test:
Iwobi fails a late fitness test.
Pickford is passed fit and Gbamin return to the bench.
Mina is so good they named him twice
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 2, 2021