Predicted Manchester United XI to face West Ham in the Premier League
Manchester United will look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to West Ham on Saturday. The Red Devils exited the Carabao Cup on Tuesday when they lost to Derby County via penalties.
Jose Mourinho is under severe pressure and will be desperate to bag three points on Saturday before playing Valencia in the Champions League but his team now face a West Ham side experiencing an upturn in form.
Following four straight league defeats to start the season, Manuel Pellegrini has turned things around with four points from the last two Premier League matches.
Sergio Romero will be suspended for the West Ham game as he was handed a straight red card in the EFL Cup clash against Derby County.
However, Marcus Rashford will be eligible for selection after completing his three-game suspension. Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo is unavailable due to an injury.
Probable Manchester United XI
Manager: Jose Mourinho
David De Gea (GK)
The best in the business, De Gea will start in goal for the Red Devils this weekend.
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Valencia needs to step up his game and lead the team by example.
Chris Smalling (CB)
One of United’s most improved performers lately, Smalling is a certain starter against West Ham.
Victor Lindelof (CB)
Partnering Smalling at the heart of United’s defence should be Lindelof, who would have his task cut out against the West Ham attackers.
Luke Shaw (LB)
Shaw has inarguably been United’s best player so far this season. He seems to have regained his confidence as the left-back continues to impress his manager with consistent performances.
Marouane Fellaini (CDM)
Fellaini has been deployed in the holding role and the big Belgian has performed his duties quite magnificently. He has been in a really good form of late.
Paul Pogba (RCM)
Pogba needs to quickly take control of the game on Saturday if United are to do well against West Ham. He is an influential player and his presence in the middle of the park helps the team tick.
Nemanja Matic (LCM)
Matic would be tasked with doing the dirty job in the middle of the park. He will offer the backline more cushion alongside Fellaini.
Anthony Martial (LW)
Martial was excellent in the EFL Cup defeat against Derby and deserves to start on Saturday at the London stadium.
Jesse Lingard (RW)
Lingard is a very difficult player to mark due to his constant movement. He is an energetic player who will look to add a different dimension to United’s attack.
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Romelu Lukaku (ST)
Leading United’s attack should be Lukaku, who has been wasteful in the last couple of games. He is United’s main source of goals and Mourinho needs his main man to deliver against the Hammers.