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Man United vs Everton: 3 Potential Replacements for Paul Pogba

Man United vs Everton: 3 Potential Replacements for Paul Pogba

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he won't drop players because of individual errors.

The 31-year-old netted 253 goals in 559 appearances for the club while collecting trophies aplenty - achievements Mourinho believes someone like Lukaku will find hard to match, no matter his quality.

The Everton star's off-field problems have been well-documented in recent weeks, and it's fair to say he's only at Goodison Park at all because he had gradually fallen out of Jose Mourinho's plans.

Marouane Fellaini, who replaced Pogba against Basel and scored the opening goal in the 3-0 success, is another option to come in against his former side, along with club captain Michael Carrick.

"I think he comes [to United] in the right moment, [he is] a good age, a good number of years of experience in different clubs in the Premier League and clearly a player adapted to the Premier League with good friends already in this dressing room".

But they have made a rip-roaring start to the new season, claiming 15 goals in their last five matches - an average of three goals a game.

Now Koeman has stressed his side must tighten up at the back or they will be undone by the threat of Lukaku on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports. "Romelu's team plays different football and the confidence levels are different and it is a team in the second year of its evolution in some aspects".

"He is injured and he can not play on Sunday", Mourinho said.

Mourinho added on MUTV: "That is an opportunity for others and the others are ready to get that opportunity, and to perform".

It hasn't been completely straight forward for Mourinho and his preparation has been disrupted by a hamstring injury to Paul Pogba.

Luke Shaw, on the other hand, is fully recovered from his injury and is available for selection if the manager wants him.

"When a team doesn't create a lot, when a team doesn't have the ball, when a team is just reactive, it is more hard for these players (in attacking positions)".

Both games ended 1-1 in the same fixture last season. The all-time record is a mixed bag of results, but United have a slight edge thanks to 85 wins, 44 draws and 66 defeats in 195 meetings across all competitions stretching back to 1892.

Interestingly, the hosts are yet to concede at home this season. You saw with Atalanta [on Thursday], their striker [Andrea Petagna] was strong, he kept the ball, it allows the team to come up and keep the ball.