Manchester United will travel to West Ham United on Sunday and will look to build on their strong start to the 2021-22 Premier League season. Here is our expert guess on West Ham vs Manchester United football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
West Ham United
In the Europa League group stage match against Dinamo Zagreb, West Ham played a stronger team than expected on Thursday night.
Kurt Zouma is vying for a starting spot against Manchester United on Sunday.
In the midweek Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna were absent, so it would be unfair to leave one of them out here. Moyes could also go with a back three.
On Sunday, West Ham suffered a major setback when Michail Antonio was suspended. As a result, Jarrod Bowen is expected to play centrally.
At the moment, Jadon Sancho appears to be in disarray, so it will be interesting to see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sticks with him against West Ham.
To face his former club Jesse Lingard will be desperate, but his confidence will be shot following his costly error in midweek.
On Tuesday, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the Champions League, and Diogo Dalot is now putting pressure on him to take his place.
On Thursday, Scott McTominay returned to training with Alex Telles. 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
The big question here is how David Moyes’ side, which was was stronger in the last game, will cope with a Thursday-Sunday schedule they aren’t used to.
In the Champions League football match Manchester United was disappointed to 2-1 away to Young Boys, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under fire for his tactics. There is reason to believe West Ham can win even without star striker Michail Antonio as they have only played well in patches this season.
Qualifying for the Europa League comes at a cost of less rest and more travel, although West Ham has made significant progress under David Moyes. And their performance in this game is likely to suffer as a result, with the Hammers kicking off their European adventure in Zagreb on Thursday night. 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
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