MATCH PREVIEW: West Ham United vs. Manchester United

Build Up

Sitting at ninth in the Premier League table, Manchester United travel to London to play a West Ham team that has always given them fits. West Ham sits fifth in the table and are in good form themselves under the stewardship of former United boss David Moyes, having beaten Aston Villa, Sheffield United, and Fulham in their last three outings.

Fans will be in attendance for the first time in nine months in England’s top-flight, with the Hammers permitted 2,000 supporters as London is a Tier 2 area. United have won all four away games in the league this season and will be looking to make it five in London this weekend. United are just three points separate them and Chelsea in third place – and have a game in hand on all eight sides above them.

Manchester United Team News

Marcus Rashford could miss Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham United due to a shoulder injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. Expect Edison Cavani and Mason Greenwood upfront if Rashford isn’t fit.

The other injury concern is defenseman Luke Shaw who is close to his return from a hamstring injury. United otherwise have a fairly clean bill of health with David de Gea, Alex Telles, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, and Eric Bailly all overcoming doubts to feature in the matchday squad in midweek.

Opposition Watch

West Ham also have close to a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Andriy Yarmolenko the only doubt after a positive coronavirus test last month. Michail Antonio returned against Aston Villa but did not look fully fit and only lasted the first half, so Moyes must decide whether to stick with him or bring Sebastien Haller back into his starting XI.

West Ham United possible starting lineup:

Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen, Antonio, Fornals

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani

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