Date: 20th April 2019 at 7:00am
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Everton will be without two players for Sunday’s meeting with Manchester United – Yerry Mina (hamstring), Andre Gomes (suspension). Gylfi Sigurdsson was a doubt for the weekend outing at Goodison Park, but Marco Silva revealed to the Liverpool Echo that the midfielder is fit and available after shaking off a “small issue” in the week.

He said: “Gylfi had a small issue during the week and worked with the team (on Thursday). He will be able to play for sure, but we’ll see how he reacts to the sessions over the next few days.” The 29-year-old is yet to miss a league game this season and the trend should continue on Sunday.

Mina has spent most of his debut season at Everton on the treatment table and is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old is expected to return to training next week so he could face Crystal Palace (April 27) or Burnley (May 3) if he makes a swift enough recovery. Given Mina has only made 12 league appearances this season, Everton can cope without him.

Gomes’ suspension will be a blow, however, with the on-loan midfielder not returning until the final game of the campaign. He picked up a retrospective three-match ban for a violent challenge on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and will miss Everton’s upcoming fixtures against United, Palace and Burnley. Marco Silva could pick Tom Davies to replace the 25-year-old in midfield.

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