Manchester United vs West Ham: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
David Moyes takes his side to face his former employers Manchester United
Manchester United’s most recent outing was a trip to Wolves in the Premier League, which was the Red Devils’ first league game after their winter break. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the Red Devils after just five minutes, heading into the second half Manchester United were 2-0 up but it required a late winner by Kobbie Mainoo to win the match by 4-3.
Kalvin Phillips didn’t have the perfect start, but West Ham ultimately secured a valuable point. Despite conceding an early goal by Dominic Solanke due to a notable mistake from their recent addition, James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in the second half ensured a well-fought draw for The Hammers. West Ham are just one point ahead of their opponents in the upcoming match.
Sunday, 4 February 2024 at 02:00 PM GMT (07:30 PM IST)
Location: Old Trafford
Manchester United (all competitions): L-W-D-W-W
West Ham (all competitions): D-D-L-D-D
Players to watch
Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United)
At 20 years of age, Rasmus Hojlund becomes the youngest Manchester United player to both score and assist in back-to-back Premier League games. The previous youngest player to achieve this was Cristiano Ronaldo. After 0 goals in his first 14 Premier League games, he has now scored 3 goals in the last 3 Premier League matches.
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
Jarrod Bowen demonstrates exceptional technical skills, direct play, and agility on the pitch, coupled with a sharp instinct for goal-scoring opportunities. His impressive anticipation is evident as he times his runs strategically to capitalize on available space, a valuable asset during transitional phases due to his goal-scoring proficiency. He has 11 goals and 2 assists in 21 Premier League matches.
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League home games against West Ham, winning each of the last three 1-0.
- West Ham are looking to complete their first league double over Manchester United since 2006-07.
- London clubs have won just one of their last 19 Premier League away games against Manchester United.
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Injury & Team News
Sofyan Amrabat will be in contention after Morocco were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations. Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia, and Victor Lindelof are set to return sometime in February. Anthony Martial will be sidelined until at least the end of March following groin surgery.
West Ham is currently grappling with injuries as Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio remain sidelined, with their recovery timelines extending for a considerable period. Additionally, the team will also be without the services of Said Benrahma, who is serving a suspension.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 153
Manchester United – 73
West Ham – 48
Draws – 32
Manchester United predicted lineup
Onana; Shaw, Martinez, Varane, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Rashford, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund
West Ham predicted lineup
Areola; Emerson, Zouma, Mavropanos, Johnson; Alvarez, Soucek, Phillips; Ward-Prowse, Kudus; Bowen
Match prediction for Manchester United vs West Ham
The historical home record of Manchester United against West Ham appears to be a significant trend to take into account this upcoming weekend. The home advantage for Manchester United suggests a favorable outlook; West Ham have defeated Manchester United in the previous two meetings between the two sides. Red Devils will aim to secure a victory and come out with maximum points from this match.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham
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