Matchday 28 Preview: Manchester United v West Ham

Manchester United take on fifth place West Ham in a match that has massive top four implications.

West Ham are having one of their best seasons ever and have won four of their last six league games. West Ham beat Leeds 2-0 on Monday with a goal from Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard.

Lingard will not be able to take part in the match because of loan rules. It will be a big blow for the Hammers, since arriving in January he has four goals and one assist for the London club.

West Ham currently have a game advantage on their rivals around them in the table and could jump Chelsea into fourth this weekend, not that likely, but it is possible. 

West Ham boast modest stats and are one of the better defensive clubs in the league giving up 31 goals so far, one less that Man United.

Man United have beaten West Ham twice this season, once in the league 3-1, the other in the 5th round of the FA cup. 

Manchester United will look to bounce back after a draw against AC Milan on Thursday that somewhat feels like a loss. Milan scored in stoppage time and got a valuable away goal at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s last league game however, resulted in a huge win against local rivals Manchester City, but United could be without many key players.

The Manager’s Presser

It was a quick press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer touched on Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, David Moyes, David de Gea, injured players and Amad Diallo.

Team News

Manchester United were without Marcus Rashford, Donny Van De Beek, Edison Cavani, David de Gea and Paul Paugba. David de Gea is back in Manchester but has not trained and Solskjaer did not give a timetable on his return.

This is the last league game for Man United until after the International break. They still have the second leg against Milan and the FA Cup tie against Leicester City.

It is unclear if the players that missed the Milan game will be fit for the West Ham game.


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