Manchester United will lock horns with West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to build on their unbeaten run in the Premier League. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to BSC Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League, whereas David Moyes’ men recorded a 2-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game. Scott McTominay might get the nod over Donny van de Beek whereas Mason Greenwood looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-2-3-1 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs West Ham United
David de Gea is expected to start in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Sunday.
Dean Henderson has completely recovered from the after-effects of the coronavirus, but he is still quite far away from making it into the starting eleven.
Raphael Varane will replace Victor Lindelof to form the centre-half partnership with skipper Harry Maguire at the heart of United’s backline.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Luke Shaw will fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The English duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered an update on Scott McTominay’s situation following his groin surgery.
“Scott and Alex have joined in training this morning fully. They look good,” the Norwegian coach revealed.
“Of course, we need to have them go through a few sessions before we can consider if they’re going to be available.”
As a result, the Scottish international is expected to start in the defensive midfield position, whereas Paul Pogba will slot in as the central midfielder.
Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for Manchester United this week, and it’ll be an understatement to say The Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Portugal international’s creative work if they wish to pick up a win on Sunday.
Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for the visitors against West Ham United. The 36-year-old striker’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the West Ham defence that has conceded six goals in their last four league matches.
Veteran striker Edinson Cavani could be omitted from the travelling squad altogether due to fitness issues.
“Edinson hopefully will start training with us after the weekend,” Solskjaer stated.
“Hopefully, maybe Monday.”
“Maybe he’ll be involved on Wednesday because he had a fantastic season last season.”