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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Angelo Ogbonna, West Ham.
Angelo Ogbonna, West Ham. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

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The Hammers came out of their victory over Leeds with no fresh injury concerns, which is a victory in itself ad it means that Moyes will have a full squad to choose from. They could be boosted by the potential returns of Darren Randolph and Ryan Fredericks as the pair close in on their returns to the squad. Both Randolph and Fredericks will likely be named on the bench, should they make their comebacks.

The Hammers will still be without long term absentees Andriy Yarmolenko and Angelo Ogbonna and whilst Arthur Masuaku is edging back to fitness, the 26-year-old is still a couple of weeks off his return. Unfortunately for the Hammers, they will be without inform loanee Jesse Lingard as he is ineligible to play against his parent club.

However, the biggest boost for West Ham comes from the Manchester United team news as Ole is expected to be without a whole host of key first-team players. The Norwegian is expected to be without Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Donny Van de Beek and Juan Mata.

The Red Devils will also have one eye on their Europa League second leg tie against AC Milan next Thursday and will be playing on the side of caution to avoid any further injuries to their remaining first-team players.

Both United’s European worries and huge injury list will give West Ham a huge boost going into the game, it will be a massive chance for West Ham to win at Old Trafford and they need to seize it.