West Ham United will play hosts to Manchester United on Thursday night looking to earn a positive result in their penultimate home game of the season. The Hammers secured a 2-0 away victory at the King Power Stadium against Leicester City last weekend. However, they will go up against a solid Jose Mourinho team who suffered a rare away defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion last week.
The recent history of this fixture makes a grim reading for the home team as they have not won in any of their last four meetings with United, losing three of those matches. West Ham boss David Moyes is expected to stick with his favoured 3-4-2-1 formation and may name an unchanged side for this contest tomorrow as he has no fresh injury concerns to deal with.
3-4-2-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Manchester United
Adrian is set to start in goal for West Ham United and will be shielded by Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell, who will make up the three men backline for the home side.
The Hammers manager David Moyes will be hoping for a good defensive display at the London Stadium against the runners-up of the Premier League to give themselves the best possible chance of securing maximum points on Thursday night. The East London outfit managed to keep a clean sheet against Leicester City in their last league outing which will give them the confidence to keep things tight at the back in midweek.
The midfield pair of Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate are likely to start at the centre of the park with Pablo Zabaleta operating on the right wing while Arthur Masuaku looks to put in a shift on the left-hand side of the Hammers midfield. They will be responsible to link up play and create some chances for their front players to feed on!
The pair of Joao Mario and Manuel Lanzini might be unleashed behind Marko Arnautovic, who could spearhead David Moyes’ attack tomorrow. Mario found the back of the net in his last league encounter versus the Foxes and will be expected to put in a similar kind of match-winning performance against the Red Devils.
Arnautovic would also be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet on Thursday night. The 28-year-old forward has been in majestic form in recent matches and has scored 10 goals while providing 7 assists in 33 appearances for West Ham this season across all competitions.