Manchester United will lock horns with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, hoping to pick up a win on their home turf. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of an exciting 3-0 away win over Brentford, whereas the Hammers recorded a 3-2 loss to Leeds United on January 16.
Scott McTominay picked up a minor injury against the Bees on Wednesday; however, he should be available for the weekend.
“He got a knock on the back and couldn’t breathe properly,” Rangnick said.
“I spoke to him in the locker room [after] and he should be okay for Saturday.”
Besides, both Aaron Wan-Bissaka (injured) and Jadon Sancho (personal reasons) are doubts for the weekend clash while Eric Bailly is at the African Cup of Nations.
The German tactician will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game. In defence, Harry Maguire might get the nod over Victor Lindelof, whereas Marcus Rashford seems likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs West Ham United
David de Gea is expected to start 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 Saturday.
Raphael Varane is expected to start at the heart of United’s backline, with skipper Harry Maguire slotting into the right-centre back position. Alex Telles is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Diogo Dalot will fill in on the other flank as the right-back.
Fred is expected to start in the defensive midfield position, whereas Scott McTominay 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 this weekend.
Donny van de Beek will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.
Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood will take up the wide positions, causing menace for Moyes’ men down the left and right-wing, respectively.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for Manchester United on Saturday. 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 five matches across all competitions.
Anthony Elanga could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.