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Manchester United vs West Ham United: Match Preview

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Manchester United plays West Ham United in their Premier League fixture on Saturday after their Champions League game against Barcelona.

United had a poor first half against Barcelona but was much better in the second half. They are in a four-team race for the third and fourth position in the Premier League, currently lying sixth in the table.

West Ham United come into the game with two defeats in the last two games. They will be looking to stop going three defeats in a row.

Form

Manchester United – LLWLL

The Red Devils are going through a rough time. They have lost four of their last five fixtures. Two of those defeats came against Wolverhampton Wanderers, one against Arsenal and Barcelona. They started poorly their last game against Barcelona and had to increase their performance two levels after half-time to match their opponents.

West Ham United – WLWLL

West Ham may have one win more in their last five games than United, but they are going through a poor form as well. In one of those games they needed a late comeback against bottom side Huddersfield. They have lost 2-0 to Everton and Chelsea in their last two games.

Injury/Suspension

Manchester United

Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Eric Bailly will miss the game against West Ham due to injuries. Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for the game as well. While, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young will be suspended for the game on Saturday.

West Ham United

Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll and Andriy Yarmolenko are all injured and won’t be available on Saturday. Samir Nasri and Winston Reid are also injured and will go through late fitness tests to determine their availability for the game.

Probable Line-ups

Manchester United

Formation: 4-3-1-2

De Gea; Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Rojo; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Lingard; Lukaku, Martial.

West Ham United

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Anderson; Chicharito.

Stadium

Old Trafford, Manchester

Possible Outcome

Both the teams have been struggling of late and will be looking for a win. Although, win for United will be more valuable than their opponents.

We expect a close game with counters from both team. Whoever takes their chances well will be the winner. But our choice winner will be Manchester United.

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