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Line-ups announced: Daley Blind and Memphis dropped for Manchester United vs Everton

Line-ups announced: Daley Blind and Memphis dropped for Manchester United vs Everton

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Wayne Rooney has escaped the axe for Manchester United's game against Everton despite playing terribly for the best part of three years. Rooney starts in the three behind Anthony Martial, playing as a left winger in place of Memphis.

Memphis was one of the worst performers against Arsenal in United's last match, a 3-0 defeat. The Dutch winger has suffered in recent weeks with poor decision making, and struggled with the pace and physicality of the new league. Rooney will offer nothing better, but he is captain and therefore has to be even worse than he is now to be dropped.

Daley Blind has also been dropped after a poor showing against Arsenal, but he also featured for the Netherlands on international duty, so may simply be rested. He has been tolerable in defence for much of the season, so could feature in the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones form the left hand side of United's defence.