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EVERTON VS MAN UNITED

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

EVERTON (4-1-4-1)

HOWARD, COLEMAN, STONES, JAGIELKA, BAINES, BARRY, MIRALLAS, BARKLEY, McCARTHY, LENNON, LUKAKU

UNITED (4-5-1)

FALCAO, YOUNG, ROONEY, FELLAINI, HERRERA, MATA, SHAW, McNAIR, SMALLING, VALENCIA, DE GEA

Manchester United's impressive run of six wins in a row was ended by champions-elect Chelsea last Sunday when they lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. That defeat leaves United 11 points behind the leaders with five games left to play.

However, the quest to return to the Champions League remains on course for Louis van Gaal, their manager, as they are seven points clear of fifth-place Liverpool.

United will be concerned over their away form; of their 19 wins, 14 have come at Old Trafford and just five on the road. They need one more away win (from three remaining away games) to avoid equalling their all-time fewest wins on the road in the Premier League set in 2010-2011.

United's goals' away tally is poor too with only 19 goals in 16 games, six less than their record low (25 goals in the 2008-09 campaign). However, United have conceded only 18 away goals.

While United's record at Goodison overall is good, their recent return is poor. Overall, in 22 Premier League visits, United have won 14, drawn three and lost just five. However, since September 2007 United have won once, lost three - including the last two - and drawn one.

When the teams met in October, Radamel Falcao scored the winner for United in a 2-1 win, the first of just four goals the Colombian has scored for the club.

Everton could recall Romelu Lukaku after dropping him to the bench last weekend while they test Leon Osman, who missed the Burnley game with a groin strain.