West Ham facing a weakened Manchester United side in European race

Issa Diop, West Ham.(Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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After beating Leeds United 2-0 at the London Stadium, West Ham will travel up to Old Trafford to face Manchester United as they look to fire themselves back into a Champions League spot.

The Hammers have won three of their last four Premier League games and they will be looking to make it four from five on Sunday evening. United, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last eight league games and will certainly be hoping that record continues as they attempt the unbeatable task of catching Manchester City.

Start of a winning streak for United?

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men will be high on confidence after the home side recorded an impressive 2-0 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on the weekend. The Red Devils will be hoping that their huge win last Sunday will propel them onto a winning streak, in the hope that City slip up.

Despite their great unbeaten run, United have struggled for consistency in front of goal with their last three matches, before the City game, ending in 0-0 draws. The Reds will be hoping to show that they replicate their form from the weekend and that they do have the consistency to be challenging City.

United are currently sitting 2nd in the Premier League, 14 points behind City in first so it would take a very bizarre turn of events and a specular run of form for United to catch up.

West Ham travel up to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United as they look to boost their Champions League hopes while also looking to end their 14-year winless run at the ground.

7:15pm GMT. Sky Sports. Sunday, 13 Mar. 5th. 392. Old Trafford. 2nd. 266

Hammers picking up form

Despite being in the midst of a tough run of fixtures, West Ham are picking up form just at the right time. With games like Arsenal, Wolves and Leicester all coming up, Moyes’ men will be desperate to start a winning streak of their own to help fire themselves into a Champions League spot.

Whilst West Ham haven’t been playing their best football, they’ve learnt to win ugly and that is a massive boost for the East Londoners. The Hammers narrowly lost out to United last month in the FA cup due to a late Scott McTominay strike but Moyes’ side will be hungry for revenge and have a very good opportunity to do so.