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Manchester United have been in excellent form of late despite their defeat to Chelsea last weekendReuters

Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton as they look to cement their top four position in the Premier League.

Despite their defeat to Chelsea in the last fixture, the Red Devils have been flying high of late, recording seven wins in their last 10 Premier League fixtures.

Although the Red Devils' chances of winning the title are very slim due to them being 11 points behind leaders Chelsea (who have an extra game in hand), they will be looking to finish as high as possible in the table this season.

United are going to finish a second consecutive season without a single piece of major silverware, but manager Louis van Gaal insists that he will be delivering trophies soon.

"I have a period of three years and I would be pleased to give a championship or a title in those three years, but maybe we can do that next year," the Dutchman told Manchester United's official website.

United are expected to beat the 12th placed Everton on Sunday, but Van Gaal insist Toffees are going to be a tough opponent due to them improving of late.

"Everton are playing much better and I think that's because of the manager having a philosophy," van Gaal added. "When the players believe in that, they can improve."

"That is very important. He sticks to the same philosophy and I believe his players are believing in him and also that philosophy. At the end, you can see it."

Meanwhile, Everton will also be looking to do well in this fixture despite them being up against an in-form United side on Sunday.

The Toffees were close to the relegation zone at the beginning of March, but some brilliant performances since - four wins in the last five matches - have seen them climb to 12th position in the Premier League.

Still Everton are the underdogs against United, and Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects the Red Devils to come and try to record a win at Goodison on Sunday.

"I do expect Manchester United to come to Goodison and go for the win, and that will make for a very open game," the Spaniard told Manchester United's official website.

"You look at the level and form they are in, and you can see that they are going to finish the season really strongly, so from that point of view we are really looking to test ourselves against that sort of team."

Van Gaal's men were beaten by Chelsea last weekend, but Martinez insists that the defeat will not have an effect on the Red Devils morale ahead of their clash against Everton.

"Apart from the Chelsea defeat, they are on an incredible run of form - their confidence levels are huge," the former Wigan boss added. "After the victory in the Manchester derby, you could see with their performance that there was a close understanding between every player and partnership on the pitch."

Expected line-up:

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Blind, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Rooney

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for pm 1:30pm BST (6pm IST, 8:30am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 4 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.

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