Following a disappointing defeat against the Swiss champion Young Boys in the Champions League, Manchester United will have to shift their focus to the Premier League ahead of a crucial game against West Ham United on Sunday.
Despite having a slow start to the game against David Wagner’s side, the Red Devils got a crucial lead by Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the game quickly turned on its head, after Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up a red card in the middle of the first half. In the end, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, speaking to the club website on Thursday, the Norwegian manager has provided a few injury updates ahead of a trip to the Capital. Edinson Cavani will not take any part in Sunday’s clash as the Uruguayan is still recovering from his injury.
Amad Diallo and Marcus Rashford will be unavailable for this game as well. Dean Henderson and Phil Jones are making progress towards their full fitness but Sunday’s game will be too early for them. Scott McTominay and Alex Telles have returned to training with the first-team squad, however, the Norwegian manager has said that they will need a few more training seasons before coming into the match-day squad.
Manchester United vs West Ham United Preview:
Despite staying at the top of the Premier League, Manchester United haven’t had a great start to the new campaign. After thrashing Leeds United on the opening day of the campaign, the Red Devils have failed to impress with their on-field display.
Solskjaer’s side struggled to break down Southampton defence in the following game and also had a poor performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers. So, the Norwegian boss will have to find a quick fix as soon as possible.
On the other hand, David Moyes’ side have started the season brilliantly, they are currently unbeaten in the league with eight points in four games and also enjoyed a confidence-boosting win against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League on Thursday. So, it will not be an easy fixture for Manchester United against West Ham.