• Only four players have ever scored a hat-trick in the Barclays Premier League against Manchester United and two of them could play for Everton in this match: Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku.
  • Manchester United have won just one of the last five Premier League games against Everton (W1 D1 L3).
  • Alex Ferguson and David Moyes both lost their first Premier League home games as United boss against Everton.
  • Everton have lost 299 Premier League games, which is more than any other team in the competition.
  • Roberto Martinez's side have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League (7).
  • Robin van Persie is the second non-British player (after Dwight Yorke) to score 40+ Premier League goals for two different clubs
  • Everton have won five and lost just one of their last eight Premier League away matches.
  • Manchester United have lost eight Premier League games at Old Trafford since the start of last season, as many as they had lost in the previous five campaigns from 2008-09 to 2012-13.
  • Phil Jagielka could make his 250th Premier League appearance in this match. This could also be his 200th start for Everton in the competition.
  • The Red Devils have already used 29 players in the Premier League this season; six more than any other team. They used 30 different players in the whole of 2013-14.