Man Utd vs West Ham

Manchester United will be looking to leapfrog Chelsea into fifth place with a victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have taken eight points from their last four, including their dramatic stoppage time equaliser at Chelsea last weekend, and three points over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

West Ham United have taken 10 points from a possible 15 after a woeful start to the season, but have taken just one point in their last four away games. They have lost three of their six away games by the scoreline of 0-1 already this season.

The two lineups for today’s game at Old Trafford are confirmed as:


Manchester United

David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo; Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Martin Dubravka, Nathan Bishop, Tyrell Malacia, Fred, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek, Alejandro Garnacho, Jadon Sancho

Three changes from Erik ten Hag from Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend as Cristiano Ronaldo comes back into the starting lineup in place of Anthony, who is reportedly unwell. Harry Maguire takes the captain’s armband back as he partners Lisandro Martinez in defence. Anthony Elanga is in for Jadon Sancho, who is among the substitutes.

Maguire could be starting due to Scamacca’s height in West Ham’s attack as well as the visitors’ height in general from attacking set pieces. It is the England international’s first Premier League start since the 0-4 drubbing at Brentford on 13 August. He played the full 90 minutes in the 3-0 win over Sheriff during the week.

Christian Eriksen is set to start alongside Casemiro in front of the back four but in a game where the hosts can expect the majority of possession don’t be surprised if the Dane plays a more creative role than defensive. Bruno Fernandes will be tracked by Declan Rice in what could be an interesting battle this afternoon.

West Ham United

Lukasz Fabianski; Thilo Kehrer, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Creswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Flynn Downes, Said Benrahma; Gianluca Scamacca

Substitutes: Alphonse Areola, Emerson Palmieri, Ben Johnson, Anthony Ogbonna, Vladimir Coufal, Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Conor Coventry

David Moyes will start with a 4-2-3-1 formation for his return to Old Trafford. Gianluca Scamacca leads the line with support from Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen down the wings.

The Hammers have a lot of attacking options among the substitutes – Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini in particular.

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