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Manchester United and Everton meet in a Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, with both Jose Mourinho and Ronald Koeman's men in need of all three points.

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Which striker would you prefer to have in your team?
Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's Premier League action.
 
The fixture list is as follows:
 
Watford v West Bromwich Albion (19:45)
Burnley FC v Stoke City (19:45)
Leicester City v Sunderland (19:45)
Manchester United v Everton (20:00)
 
Stay tuned for all of the build up, team news and minute-by-minute coverage of the action. 

I hope Paul Pogba doesn't turn into David Beckham, says Patrice Evra

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra hopes his countryman Paul Pogba will not follow David Beckham in being accused of putting his “image before football”.

 

Luke Shaw returns to Manchester United squad after clear-the-air talks with Jose Mourinho

Luke Shaw took the first step to reigniting his Old Trafford career by linking up with the Manchester United squad to face Everton after clear-the-air talks with Jose Mourinho on Monday. 

 

Jamie Vardy nearly quit Leicester City to become a party rep in Ibiza

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare revealed he needed to talk Vardy, now a 16-time England international earning around £100,000-a-week, out of ending his football career in 2013 in favour of moving to the party island off the coast of Spain. 
 
These two sublime strikers will be going head-to-head tonight. Here's how they compare: 
 

Lukaku's time to shine

Following a lacklustre performance from the league’s top scorer in the Merseyside derby at the weekend, the 21-year-old certainly has a point to prove in this imperative fixture. An away clash against a struggling United side is the perfect chance for the striker to atone his reputation and silence the critics. Despite bagging himself the Premier League Player of the Month award for March, speculation still surrounds the Belgian’s ability to provide the goods against the higher standard of opponent. 
 
Arguably, he entered the clash against Liverpool fatigued from international duty - but this is a valueless excuse for a man who already has 21 goals so far in this campaign. However, he did lack service from his midfield outlets, leaving the Belgian looking isolated and static against a disciplined defence. This combination resulted in a meagre performance from the main man and a 3-1 defeat for The Toffees. 
 
Only one of the strikers 11 league goals in 2017 has been scored away from Goodison Park, which adds another problem to the pile for Ronald Koeman’s men.
 
Nonetheless, the Belgium international carries the attributes to give any defence nightmares. His pace, power and ability on the ball is unrivalled within his side, which allows him to change a game at his own accord. There is no doubt that the United defenders will be prepared and ready for him, but do they have what it takes to keep him quiet? We'll see.

Can Zlatan steal the show? 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from his three-game ban to face The Toffees and his former boss at Ajax, Ronald Koeman. Despite the Everton boss labelling him as ‘difficult’ to manage, he still believes that the 35-year-old is still one of the best in the business.
 
Ibrahimovic’s impact on the Premier League comes of no surprise to his former coach, so it is safe to say his defence will be on full alert to prepare for United’s talisman.
 
The goalless draw for Mourinho’s men last weekend against The Baggies simply exaggerated United’s need for their attacking menace. With 26 goals so far, including 15 in the league, his label as the Red’s top scorer remains without any competition. Juan Mata has bagged 10, closely followed by Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford with seven.
Will the 35-year-old prove pinnacle tonight? We’ll see.

Manchester United Vs Everton: Team news

 
The return of Ander Herrera and Zlatan Ibrahimovic from suspension will certainly boost the morale of Mourinho's men following a disappointing, goalless draw at the weekend. Pogba is sidelined following a hamstring injury, but there's no doubt that he will feature tonight if the Reds need a dosage of his midfield magic. Luke Shaw will return to the bench, despite speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford.
 
Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain absent with injuries.
 
Ronald Koeman continues without Morgan Schneiderlin, Aaron Lennon, James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes due to injuries.

 

It's all to play for at Old Trafford 

 
If United wish to continue their quest to finish in the top four of the table, then a win tonight is requisite. They have currently gone 19 league games without defeat, which is Mourinho's longest unbeaten streak since a 40-match streak with Chelsea in 2005. The Reds are particuarly lethal on home turf, with only one defeat in their last 36 matches at Old Trafford.
 
This is a statistic that makes a mid-week trip away to United sound rather unappealing for The Toffees, but they are also desperate for three points. A win for the visitors tonight will mean they will overtake Arsenal in the table and draw level on points with Mourinho's side. Koeman is on a mission to become the first manager in Premier League history to win three away matches to United. 
 
Kick off at 20:00.
 
Stay tuned for minute-by-coverage of the clash at Old Trafford, whilst keeping up to date with the goals and action from the 19:45 kick-off's.
Our 19:45 kick-off's are under way. Stay tuned for goal updates from all three of the games.
 
Ten minutes until kick-off at Old Trafford. Stick around for minute-by-minute coverage of all the action as it happens.
WATFORD 1 - 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
 
GOAL
 
Niang cuts in from the left and sends a right-footed strike past Foster at the back post. What a start for The Hornets.
 
KICK OFF
 
The visitors kick-off to get the first half under way. Game on!
3 MINS
 
Rashford charges towards the Everton goal, but he is closely chased by Jagielka, who manages to slide in and stop the attack. Corner kick to United.
5 MINS
 
Ibrahimovic gets his first sight on goal, but Williams slides in and blocks his left-footed strike. United look menacing going forward, so far.
8 MINS
 
United have asserted an early dominance over their opponents, as they begin to ping the ball around themselves confidently. The Toffees are hunting possession relentlessly.
10 MINS
 
Ibrahimovic finds Herrera on the edge of the area, but the Spanish international quickly finds himself surrounded by a sea of Everton shirts. Koeman's men are defending well, so far.
12 MINS
 
Carrick sends the ball into space and Lingard picks up possession. The 24-year-old pulls the trigger, but his attempt flies wide of the far post. 
14 MINS
 
Barkley pulls Rashford to the ground after loosing possession. The United youngster showed good strength there. Free kick to the home side.

What time is it?

The match kicks off at 8.00pm at Old Trafford.

What channel is it on?

You can catch the game on BT Sport 1 with coverage beginning at 7.15pm.

It’s a big game for…

Luke Shaw: After clear-the-air talks the England left-back is back in the Manchester United squad but remains firmly in the last chance saloon with boss Jose Mourinho. If he plays this evening, he needs a performance.

Remember when...    

Player to watch…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: United's main man is back after suspension and, as he has all season, he will be relied upon to find the back of the net with his teammates seemingly unable to do so.

Form guide… 

​Manchester United: WWDWD

Everton: WLWWL

Odds…

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Manchester United: 8/15

Draw: 31/10

Everton: 11/2