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The gameplan must be obvious for Everton against Manchester United

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The gameplan must be obvious for Everton against Manchester United

Everton take on Manchester United this weekend and will be looking for a fourth straight Premier League win.

The Toffees have come into some good form lately, recording wins over Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Fulham.

They have moved up to eighth in the table, which is two places and one point above their weekend opponents United.

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The Red Devils have had a tough start in Jose Mourinho’s third season in charge, and will be looking to add to their four wins.

Something that has been very evident about United this term is their inability to defend as well, specifically in set piece scenarios.

United have conceded the third-highest number of goals from set pieces this term – only Southampton and Newcastle have shipped more – and Marco Silva’s side should smell blood in the water.


Aerial threat Everton

According to official Premier League statistics, Everton have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season so far with six; that’s just over 20% of their total tally.

Michael Keane has proven to be a real threat this season and scored against Bournemouth, while the towering Kurt Zouma can also cause problems in the box.

Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are also big aerial threats for Everton.

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United are a far cry away from the side they were defensively last season, and the Toffees must try and exploit the hosts on set pieces.

Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof really have struggled to deal with high balls, and this could a genuine way for Everton to steal the points at Old Trafford.

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