West Ham welcome Manchester United to the London Stadium on Saturday evening, and the Hammers will be hoping to make it four wins in four.
The Two sides are the joint-most in from in the Premier League over the last three games. Both West Ham and Manchester United have won all of their last three games, and the Hammers won all the matches they played in November.
David Moyes has proved many of his doubters wrong. The Scottish manager has gotten his West Ham side playing a mixture of exciting attacking and strong defensive football. A win against the Red Devils could push the London club all the way up to third one point off the summit should results go West Ham’s way.
WEST HAM TEAM NEWS
The Hammers will almost be at full fitness going into the match against Manchester United. The biggest loss is that of Michail Antonio who. Moyes has confirmed won’t be available for the match. The Englishman has only just returned from injury and started the match against Aston Villa.
Antonio struggled in the match and was substituted by at half-time and it appears the striker suffered a setback. Sebastien Haller replaced Antonio and looked a lot better, probably making himself deserving of a start against United.
The other potential absentee from the squad could be Andriy Yarmolenko. The Ukrainian forward has not featured since he tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore with a lack of training, it would be surprising to see him in the squad.
PREDICTED STARTING LINE-UPS
West Ham Formation: 5-2-3
L. Fabianski, V. Coufal, F. Balbuena, A. Ogbonna, A. Cresswell, A. Masuaku, D. Rice (C), T. Soucek, P. Fornals, J. Bowen & S. Haller
Manchester United Formation: 4-3-1-2
D. De Gea, A. Wan Bissaka, V. Lindelof, H. Maguire, A. Telles, Fred, N. Matic, D. van der Beek, B. Fernandes, M. Rashford & M. Greenwood
West Ham have mastered the art of winning ugly over the last month. Against Manchester United, however, they will have to be on their best form in order to get a result. The positive is that the Hammers perform better against the bigger teams and have a good record against United at the London stadium.
Victorious in their last two matches at home against the Red Devils, David Moyes’ side should have plenty of confidence going into the match. For a positive outcome, the defence will have to remain firm and the attack will have to take their chances.
United have looked better in the League in recent weeks, especially after an impressive comeback against Southampton last week. If the stars a line then it could be the. perfect start for the December fixture list.
Jarrod Bowen could be key against United and should be able to give Alex Telles an uncomfortable ninety minutes. But the Hammers will have to do their best to keep Bruno Fernandes quiet as he could win the match by himself.
Overall, it could be the end of the East London’s side winning run, but they should have enough quality to pick up a positive result. Even a draw would continue to show the club’s improvement. under Moyes.
2-2: Bowen and Haller to score for the Hammers.