Manchester United hope to get their season back on track against West Ham United this weekend while the London based side will look to continue their recent progress.
West Ham United and Manchester United both the sides are currently experiencing very different fortunes at the moment. United who are viewed as Premier League contenders have found the new season under the rock at the moment after recent 2-1 defeat against Championship side Derby County while in the league they are also eight points behind leaders Liverpool after drawing against Wolves last week at home.
On the other hand, after getting defeats in the first four Premier League games, Manuel Pellegrini’s side now looks to be starting to thrive under their new boss. They are unbeaten in the last two matches, even drew against a high flying Chelsea at home last weekend while they put first eight goals against Macclesfield Town in the Carabo Cup to show their progress.
West Ham United vs Manchester United Team news:
Pellegrini is expected to name the majority of the team which began the league fixture against Chelsea but with one positive change revolving around star forward Marco Arnautovic. The Austrian missed Hammer’s last two games after picking up three goals early on in the campaign before being forced off through injury away at Everton a couple of weeks ago. But the forward is now expected to lead the line again and likely to replace Michael Antonio this week.
However, the 18th placed team will be without six other star players as Carlos Sanchez, Javier Hernandez, Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid all continue to work towards full fitness.
Manchester United, on the other hand, is expected to make a whole lot of changes from the midweek starting 11 who suffered a humiliating defeat. The midweek game saw some of the benchwarmers taking a place at the matchday squad but against West Ham Mourinho is expected to launch the usual team that of last week. Paul Pogba is likely to make into the squad despite some recent unusual development while Smalling and Lindelof are expected to be paired together for the fourth consecutive game.
Jose Mourinho confirms @paulpogba will play v West Ham tomorrow. “I am really happy with his work this week. He trained really well. The team needs good players. He is a good player. The team needs the personality to play. He has. He plays tomorrow.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 28, 2018
Only possible first-team absentee from the squad could be Antonio Valencia, who was not seen travelling with the squad. In his absence, Young could take his place. Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford are both available to feature after suspension and expected to be named at the London Stadium.
— ManUtd360.com (@MUtd360) September 28, 2018
West Ham United vs Manchester United Probable Lineup:
West Ham (4-3-3): Fabianski; Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Obiang; Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Anderson
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Fellaini, Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Lukaku, Sanchez
West Ham United vs Manchester United Head To Head:
Saturday’s clash will see both the sides play their 140th competitive match against each other, with United registering 65 victories in comparison to 43 wins for West Ham.
The Hammers comparatively have a poor recent record against the Old Trafford side with just two wins and seven draws coming from the last 19 encounters in all competitions but in their last encounter previous season, the North London succeed to keep the Premier League giants at bay as the match ended in a goalless draw.
West Ham United vs Manchester United Betting odds:
West Ham win: 7/2
Manchester United win: 10/11
West Ham United vs Manchester United Live Streaming and TV Guide:
The kickoff will take place on Saturday at 17:00 PM IST. It will be telecast live on Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBCSN (USA) and Star Sports Select HD1 (India). For live streaming links, please send a message to our official Facebook page.
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