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(4-2-3-1) Howard—Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines—Neville (c), Osman—Naismith, Fellaini, Pienaar—Jelavic.
The bigger calls in this selection involve central defence, Phil Neville, Steven Naismith and Marouane Fellaini.
At the back, Phil Jagielka has missed a few preseason games with a slight injury. Johnny Heitinga and Sylvain Distin were very much in possession at the end of last season, hence pairing these two together makes the most sense.
Slightly further forward, Darron Gibson would start in midfield, if fit. However, he has just withdrawn from the Irish squad and it seems as though Phil Neville will play against his old club.
David Moyes has urged fans to be patient with Steven Naismith, indicating he will need time to adjust to his new surroundings, but managers often try and reduce the pressure on new signings with similar comments.
Considering the impact he has made in the past few friendlies—including a 45-minute hat trick against AEK Athens—it would be a major surprise if he didn't play on Monday.
Finally, it is likely Marouane Fellaini will start playing off Nikica Jelavic. Despite his influence arguably being greater the deeper he plays, the destruction he caused United in April, playing in tandem with Jelavic, suggests this is where he will feature.
He too has withdrawn from international duty, but Moyes will do all he can to patch up his key man.
Judging from recent friendly action, Fellaini's position may well become situational for the Toffees this season, and may even differ during a game. It will certainly be used when Everton need to play a more direct brand of football.
With the personnel in this midfield, there is enough flexibility to reform the shape in several different ways. Fellaini can suddenly drop deeper and partner Neville, while Naismith, Pienaar and Osman are all versatile enough to be able to interchange in any of the advanced midfield roles.