Everton boss Lampard: “I don’t need re-assurances over my job”

Follow live updates as Manchester United host Everton in the FA Cup third round tonight. Frank Lampard is under pressure following a dismal run of form that has seen Everton drop into the Premier League relegation zone, but the Toffees boss will hope the FA Cup brings a change of fortune.

Everton face a tough task against a resurgent and in-form Manchester United team, however. Erik ten Hag’s side have won their last six matches in all competitions and have kept four clean sheets in a row, a run that continued with Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

United have not won the FA Cup since 2016 and Ten Hag will now be hopeful of lifting silverware this season given his side’s recent form. For Everton and Lampard, meanwhile, they will aim to pull off an upset that would lift the mood around Goodison Park following the disastrous defeat to Brighton this week.

Follow live updates from Manchester United vs Everton in the FA Cup, below.

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Manchester United vs Everton LIVE: Latest FA Cup updates

The 22-year-old started the season well with three goals before the international break in September, but has not played since United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea on October 22.

Ten Hag said he had seen a notable dip in Sancho’s confidence after he was left out of the England squad for the Nations League matches in September.

“Sometimes there are circumstances with fitness and mood,” Ten Hag told reporters. “He was not in the right status or fitness state.”

Sancho scored three times in his first eight appearances of the season, but missed the final four games before the World Cup break and did not join United on their recent two-match tour of Spain.

Jamie Braidwood6 January 2023 18:46

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Manchester United vs Everton: Early team news

Man United are likely to make changes after a good recent run in the Premier League, so the likes of Fred, Alejandro Garnacho, Tyrell Malacia and Scott McTominay could come into the side. Donny van de Beek probably would have played but went off injured last time out.

Everton’s woeful run gives Frank Lampard a dilemma of whether to stick with a first-choice line-up to try and pick up a result and instil some confidence, or to hand chances to those on the fringes and risk another defeat which might hasten the end of his time at the helm.

MUN – Heaton, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Malacia, McTominay, Fred, Elanga, Fernandes, Garnacho, Martial

EVE – Pickford, Coady, Tarkowski, Godfrey, Patterson, Iwobi, Gana, Davies, Mykolenko, Gray, Calvert-Lewin

Jamie Braidwood6 January 2023 18:41

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Manchester United vs Everton: Odds and prediction

Further pain for Frank Lampard even if the Red Devils make significant changes. United 2-0 Everton.

Jamie Braidwood6 January 2023 18:34

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Manchester United vs Everton: When is the game?

Man United play Everton at 8pm GMT on Friday 6 January at Old Trafford.

The game will be broadcast on ITV 1 and STV, and can be streamed on ITV X or the STV Player across all devices.

Jamie Braidwood6 January 2023 18:32

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Manchester United vs Everton LIVE: Latest FA Cup updates

Good evening and welcome to live updates as Manchester United host Everton in the FA Cup third round tonight. Frank Lampard is under pressure following a dismal run of form that has seen Everton drop into the Premier League relegation zone, but the Toffees boss will hope the FA Cup brings a change of fortune.

Everton face a tough task against a resurgent and in-form Manchester United team, however. Erik ten Hag’s side have won their last six matches in all competitions and have kept four clean sheets in a row, a run that continued with Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

United have not won the FA Cup since 2016 and Ten Hag will now be hopeful of lifting silverware this season given his side’s recent form. For Everton and Lampard, meanwhile, they will aim to pull off an upset that would lift the mood around Goodison Park following the disastrous defeat to Brighton this week.

Jamie Braidwood6 January 2023 18:30



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