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Everton must win Manchester United game - Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta
Arteta has been team captain in the absence of injured skipper Phil Neville

Everton's Mikel Arteta says their clash with Manchester United is a "must win game" after the Toffees' poor start to the Premier League season.

They go into this weekend's international break with just one point from three games and face United at Goodison Park on 11 September.

"It's a must-win for us now," Arteta told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We can't drop points at home and we know how important it is to get some consistency at Goodison Park."

The 28-year-old midfielder added: "We're now looking to prepare, rest some players, hope the international players get back fresh and start winning.

"To be honest, we're not happy with the start of the season. We wanted to start bright and we wanted to start winning.

"We haven't done it and it puts more pressure on us because we want to get our first three points."

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