Match Preview: West Ham vs. Manchester United

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from Champions League disappointment when they continue their 2021-22 Premier League campaign away to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

United have won their last two Premier League meetings with West Ham, last winning three in a row against the Hammers in September 2014.

West Ham have won two of their last six Premier League games against Man Utd (D1 L3), though they are winless in three against the Red Devils. The Hammers had won just one of their previous 19 against them in the competition (D5 L13).

Manchester United are unbeaten in 28 Premier League away games, the longest ever run without defeat on the road in English league history. The Red Devils have conceded just 19 goals in this run, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process.

West Ham are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W4 D3), their longest run in the competition since a streak of 10 games between February and April 2016.

After losing consecutive games against Tottenham and Arsenal last season, Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League games on Sundays (W11 D5). In Premier League history, the Red Devils have the highest win rate in Sunday games (min. 10 games) – 55% (163/297).

Manchester United Team News:

As for Man United, Marcus Rashford has returned to training following a shoulder injury, but this match will come too soon for the attacker, while Amad Diallo and Edinson Cavani are still unavailable for selection.

Scott McTominay is back in training following groin surgery, though, and Solskjaer hinted that the Scotland international could have been involved against Newcastle last weekend, so it would not be a surprise to see him named in the starting XI for the Red Devils here.

A midfield two of McTominay and Fred would likely see Paul Pogba move to the left, with Mason Greenwood off the right and Bruno Fernandes playing in the position directly behind Ronaldo.

Wan-Bissaka’s form in the early stages of the new season has been questioned, and he is under pressure for a starting role from Diogo Dalot, but the 23-year-old should keep his spot alongside Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw at the back.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo

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