United is set to host West Ham in the Premier League clash on Saturday at the Old Trafford. The hosts will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum, while the visitors will look for a win to climb up the table.
Manchester United has returned to the winning ways as they defeated Brentford by 3:1 in their last fixture. However, Ralf Rangnick’s men are going through an inconsistent run of form with only 2 wins in their last 5 matches.
The Red Devils are currently in the 7th position with 35 points out of the 21 matches played. They would look for a win to climb up the table and secure the 4th position.
On the other hand, West Ham is in a good form with 3 wins out of their last 5 matches. However, David Moyes’ men suffered a defeat in their last match against Leeds United by 3:2.
The Hammers are currently placed 4th in the league table with 37 points out of the 22 matches played. They would be looking forward to earning the maximum points in order to consolidate their 4th position in the table.
Manchester United vs West Ham: Team News, Injuries and Suspensions
Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, and Edinson Cavani are likely to miss out due to injuries. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is still doubtful due to personal issues, and Eric Bailly will miss as he is representing his nations in AFCON.
On the other hand, West Ham is set to miss Mark Noble and center-backs Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma due to injuries. Meanwhile, Said Benrahma remains absent due to the AFCON.
However, Moyes is cautiously optimistic over Tomas Soucek’s chances of returning from COVID.
Head To Head
Manchester United holds an edge over West Ham in the head-to-head clash in all competitions. Both the sides have faced each other 148 times out of which United has won 70 times. Meanwhile, West Ham has won 32 times while the points have been shared by the two sides 46 times.
United form in last 5 matches(all competitions): W-L-W-D-W
West Ham form in last 5 matches(all competitions): W-W-W-W-L
Manchester United possible lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo
West Ham United possible lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
Looking at the current forms, it is very difficult to choose between the two sides. So, a tight and entertaining match can be expected between the two sides.
We expect a draw or a win in favor of United by a close margin.