Everton v Manchester United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 22nd April 2016 11:30

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Everton have won progressed from six of their last seven FA Cup semi-finals going into Saturday’s against Manchester United at Wembley.

Team news

Everton centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended after being sent-off against Liverpool, while full-back Seamus Coleman is definitely out and captain Phil Jagielka is also a likely absentee.

Roberto Martinez is optimistic John Stones will have recovered from illness, but Matthew Pennington has been recalled from a loan spell at Walsall to provide cover. Gareth Barry (groin) faces a late fitness test on his groin injury.

Manchester United will be without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Adnan Januzaj, but Chris Smalling is fit to play at Wembley despite suffering a late knock in the midweek win against Crystal Palace.

Schweinsteiger is unlikely to play again this season due to a knee injury, but Shaw is working with a physio as he steps up his rehabilitation from a broken leg, while Januzaj is simply building his fitness in a bid to be considered for the first team.

Kick-off at Wembley on Saturday is at 5.15pm.

Opta stats

  • Everton have progressed from six of their last seven FA Cup semi-finals, the exception being their last appearance at this stage in 2012 v Liverpool. They have needed extra time or penalties to make the final on four of those six occasions.
  • Manchester United have lost their last two FA Cup semi-finals, to Everton on penalties in 2009 and to Manchester City in 2011. They had progressed in their previous 13 appearances at this stage between 1976 and 2007.
  • The Red Devils haven’t lost three successive FA Cup semi-final ties since 1970 (also lost in 1965 and 1966).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his five FA Cup appearances for Everton (six goals).
  • Anthony Martial has more assists in the FA Cup than any other player still in the competition (3).
  • The Toffees are yet to concede a single goal in the FA Cup this season.
  • Manchester United have scored just once in their last four matches against Everton at Wembley, but that goal from Norman Whiteside was to win the FA Cup in 1985. They lost by the same scoreline to them in 1995, courtesy of a Paul Rideout goal.
  • Ross Barkley has been involved in more goals than any other Everton in their FA Cup campaign so far (four, two goals and two assists).
  • Louis van Gaal’s only previous game at Wembley as a manager came while at Barcelona, beating Arsenal 4-2 in the Champions League group stage there in October 1999.
  • Roberto Martinez has lost 10 of his 14 meetings with Manchester United as a manager (W4), but three of those four wins have come during his time as Everton boss (W3 L3).

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