On Sunday when Manchester United will play against West Ham they will look to build on their strong start to the 2021-22 Premier League season. Here is everything you need to know about West Ham vs Manchester United football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
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In their Europa League group game on Thursday night, West Ham played a stronger team than expected against Dinamo Zagreb.
Kurt Zouma is vying for a starting spot against Manchester United on Sunday after he impressed on his West Ham debut against Dinamo Zagreb.
Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna did not play in midweek, so it would be unfair to leave one of them out here. Moyes could also go with a back three.
When Michail Antonio was suspended on Sunday, West Ham suffered a major setback. As a result, Jarrod Bowen is expected to play centrally.
Jadon Sancho appears to be in disarray at the moment, so it will be interesting to see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sticks with him against West Ham.
Jesse Lingard’s confidence will be shot following his costly error in midweek as he will be desperate to face his former club.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Diogo Dalot is now putting pressure on him to take his place.
Scott McTominay returned to training with Alex Telles on Thursday. It would not be surprising to see the former enter the starting XI on Sunday. Fred and Nemanja Matic are also options.
West Ham vs Manchester United prediction
To kick off their Europa League campaign West Ham will be buoyed by their 2-0 win away to Dinamo Zagreb. However, David Moyes’ side was stronger than expected, so the big question now is how his players will cope with a Thursday-Sunday schedule they aren’t used to.
Manchester United lost to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under fire for his tactics. West Ham have only played well in patches this season, so there is reason to believe they can win even without star striker Michail Antonio.
West Ham has made significant progress under David Moyes, but qualifying for the Europa League comes at a cost of less rest and more travel. And, with the Hammers kicking off their European adventure in Zagreb on Thursday night, their performance in this game is likely to suffer as a result. United, still stinging from their defeat in Switzerland, will have a point to prove, and they will make it.
West Ham United possible starting lineup: Fabianski; Fredericks, Zouma, Ogbonna, Johnson; Kral, Noble; Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Bowen; Bowen
Man United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Sancho, Fernandes, Greenwood; Ronaldo
Our Prediction: West Ham 1 – 2 Manchester United