Ashley Young Starts - Manchester United Team vs Everton Confirmed

Blind played alongside Rooney at Old Trafford for three seasons

Blind played alongside Rooney at Old Trafford for three seasons

United have won 18 and lost just one of their last 24 Premier League home games against the Toffees, losing 0-1 in December 2013 while former Everton boss David Moyes was in charge of them.

The focus at Old Trafford this afternoon will be on the two headline acts facing their former clubs.

Manchester United go up against Everton with Rooney and Lukaku set to take centre stage.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has admitted that it was "close to impossible" to find a direct replacement for Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window.

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Koeman, whose team has made a slow start to the campaign and visits United on Sunday, said replacing Lukaku was always going to be a huge ask.

"The way we play, the way we think football, the way the fans think, the empathy between the fans and the team, the confidence levels of the players, the footballing level I am happy with what we've done so far". I think clearly he (Wayne Rooney) is one of the most important players in the history of Manchester United. I don't see another reason.

"The selling club decides the amount and the buying club pays or doesn't pay". With Romelu my club chose to pay and they got him'.

He faces a major challenge, though, to match Rooney, who left Everton for United and became their all-time record scorer, with 253 goals during his 13 years at Old Trafford, winning the Champions League once and the Premier League five times.

You barely have to read between the lines above to realise that Manchester United's relationship with super agent Mino Raiola is paying dividends.

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