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West Ham vs Man Utd


West Ham United welcome Manchester United to the London Stadium this Saturday in the Premier League.

The Hammers have endured mixed fortunes in recent weeks, conceding five goals to both Fulham and Liverpool but also managing victories against Freiburg and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The good news for former Red Devils boss David Moyes is that his side won this exact fixture last season thanks to a sole goal from Said Benrahma.

Meanwhile, Man Utd were offered some respite from their woeful form with an admirable point against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, but Erik ten Hag knows defeat this Saturday will see his side leapfrogged by West Ham. The Red Devils are without a win in their last three games, failing to score in two defeats and a draw.

Here is the lowdown on West Ham’s clash with Man Utd.

West Ham vs Manchester United H2H record (Last Five Games)

Current form (all competitions)

Country

TV channel / live stream

United Kingdom

TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate, discovery+, discovery+ App

United States

USA Network, NBC Sports App, nbcsports.com, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Canada

fuboTV Canada

Michail Antonio

Antonio is still absent for the Irons / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

West Ham have an almost entirely clean bill of health heading into the clash with Man Utd this weekend, with Michail Antonio the only injured member of the Irons’ squad. The forward will be missing for Saturday’s encounter.

Nayef Aguerd and Maxwel Cornet were absent from West Ham’s 5-1 defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday through illness, with their returns for the weekend touch and go.

West Ham predicted lineup vs Manchester United (4-3-3): Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Bowen, Paqueta.

Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans

Harry Maguire could miss out on the trip to London / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Man Utd are not so fortunate with injuries, Ten Hag’s side decimated by fitness concerns. The likes of Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez will be missing until the new year, while Mason Mount and Christian Eriksen are likely to miss out on the trip to West Ham.

Victor Lindelof is also struggling with a knock, while Harry Maguire, who was absent for the Liverpool clash, could also be sidelined. Young Amad Diallo is still injured, but there is a decent chance that Anthony Martial returns from illness.

Jadon Sancho is still frozen out at Old Trafford and Diogo Dalot will be suspended for the weekend after his bizarre red card at Anfield. The good news for Ten Hag is captain Bruno Fernandes will return from his ban.

Manchester United predicted lineup vs West Ham (4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Varane, Shaw; Mainoo, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.

West Ham may not feel incredibly hopeful heading into the weekend given the events of their Carabao Cup quarter-final, but Man Utd have also shown their inconsistencies on plenty of occasions this season.

Home advantage could be significant for the Irons, although Man Utd will be feeling more confident after last weekend’s goalless draw with Liverpool. The problem for the Red Devils is scoring goals, with Ten Hag’s side having drawn a blank in their last three in all competitions.

It will likely be a tight and cagey affair at the London Stadium on Saturday, with both sides perhaps cancelling each other out.

Prediction: West Ham 1-1 Manchester United

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