West Ham manager David Moyes would have been delighted with the hard-fought win against Aston Villa on Monday. The Hammers were far from their best but they head into the game against Manchester United this weekend in fifth place.
The Red Devils are currently just a point behind them in the table but, with a midweek game against PSG in the Champions League, they won’t be going into the game on Saturday evening as fresh as their opponents.
In terms of team news, the Irons have just one fitness doubt, at the moment, with Andriy Yarmolenko having still not returned to training following a positive test for the virus. Even if he is available for the weekend, he is unlikely to start.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Manchester United:
Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has quite a few fitness concerns heading into the weekend. Paul Pogba (ankle), Eric Bailly (muscular) and Jesse Lingard (match fitness) are all doubts, while Phil Jones (knee) and Luke Shaw (hamstring) are unavailable.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Fred, Fernandes, van de Beek, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford
The bookmakers have made United the favourites with William Hill currently pricing them at 21/20 for the win. A draw is 13/5 with BetVictor while a West Ham victory is 11/4 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Manchester United