Manchester United will welcome West Ham United in the last game of this month ahead of a mini international break.
Following a disappointing draw against Aston Villa, the Red Devils returned to winning ways against Brentford in midweek and will be hoping that they can enter the international break with back-to-back victories.
The Hammers are one of the rivals for Ralf Rangnick’s side in their quest for the top four finish and are currently sitting in fourth with 37 points in 22 games. On the other hand, the Red Devils are seventh in the Premier League table with 35 points in 21 games.
Manchester United team news against West Ham United:
As per the team news provided by the club’s website, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani were among the absentees against the Bees due to minor injury issues and are expected to remain sidelined in this encounter, while Scott McTominay was taken off in the second half after sustaining a back injury and should be fit enough to start.
Having endured a family tragedy, Jadon Sancho pulled himself out of the matchday squad on Wednesday and could return to the contention against the Hammers. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard were also unavailable in the last game due to illness and ankle injury respectively and will remain sidelined in this game as well. Victor Lindelof will be out due to a personal season.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba has started training with the first-team squad after recovering from a long term injury but this game will come too early for him. Eric Bailly is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast national squad who reached the knock-out stage of the AFCON.
After continuing to prove his doubters wrong this season, David De Gea will keep his place between the sticks against David Moyes’ side.
Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane have started the last two games and looked good at the heart of the defence, but, Harry Maguire will return to the starting Xl on Saturday afternoon. Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles are expected to start in the fullback positions.
Scott McTominay will be the deep-lying midfielder and Fred and Bruno Fernandes should be the box-to-box midfielders in the 4-3-3 system.
Anthony Elanga started the last two Premier League games and might keep his place on the left-wing. Mason Greenwood could be on the other flank for the German boss’ side and Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the line for the Red Devils.
Manchester United predicted line-up against West Ham United(4-3-3):
David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo