Everton vs. Manchester United: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

Clive Brunskill

A match against Manchester United won't be the intimidating prospect it once was for Everton, but they still represent a tough team to get all three points off.

Everton host Manchester United in one of the biggest games of their season on Sunday, though all of them are huge at this point. They have almost no margin for error if they want to play Champions League football next season, especially since they failed to take all three points from their midweek match.

Manchester United fans undoubtedly see their team as too big to be concerned with chasing a place in the Europa League, while Liverpool's title chase this season suggests that it might not be the best thing to have if United wants to contend for the Premier League crown this season. But David Moyes has mentioned that United should care about it and no one likes losing games for the sake of it, so United should at least pretend to have something to play for.

But, of course, this is a much bigger game for Everton. They're no longer in control of their own top four fate after they lost to Crystal Palace on Wednesday, but Arsenal still have plenty of chances to slip-up. Roberto Martinez probably believes that his team can claim fourth place if they win out, but they'll probably be in some trouble if they can't beat United on Sunday.

Everton injuries and suspensions

Out: Lacina Traore (hamstring), Darron Gibson (knee), Arouna Kone (knee), Bryan Oviedo (leg). In doubt: Steven Pienaar (knee), Phil Jagielka (hamstring).

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Robin van Persie (knee). In doubt: Jonny Evans (calf), Rafael (hamsting).

The usual suspects miss out for Everton, though Phil Jagielka could start in defense. He'll face a fitness test before the match. Don't expect any of Manchester United's injured players to take the pitch, though all should be available for them shortly,

Match date/time: Sunday, 4:10 p.m. local, 11:10 p.m. ET

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England

TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), Sportsnet World (Canada)

Online: NBC Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada)

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