On Sunday night, the London Stadium will host a crucial Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United. The game promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams fighting tooth and nail to secure a victory.
At present, West Ham United find themselves languishing in fifteenth place in the Premier League table, struggling to hit their stride this season. The team is in a relegation battle, sitting just four points above the dreaded drop zone. In their last Premier League fixture, they suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
In contrast, Manchester United has been on the rise after a rocky start to the season. They currently sit in fourth place in the league table, having recently secured a narrow victory over Villa, keeping them within two points of third-place Newcastle. With a few more wins, the Red Devils will be back in the UEFA Champions League.
As the two teams are familiar with each other, we can expect a fierce and closely-contested match between West Ham United and Manchester United.
Several crucial players, namely Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, and Nayef Aguerd, are notably absent from the lineup, creating an opportunity for Flynn Downes and Aaron Cresswell to step up and make their mark on the field.
Rice, who had been a constant presence on the pitch for every minute of Premier League action leading up to Wednesday, unfortunately, had to make an untimely return to London due to illness.
David Moyes is to return for United Clash.
Predicted Lineup: Coufal, Kehrer, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Moyes, Paqueta; Bowen, Antonio, Fabianski
Erik ten Hag's squad is eager to secure their spot amidst a looming threat from Liverpool, who are nipping at their heels in fifth place. Unfortunately, Alejandro Garnacho's return from suspension has arrived sooner than expected, potentially posing a challenge to the team's overall cohesion.
Additionally, the absence of Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay, coupled with Lisandro Martinez being sidelined for the remainder of the season, leaves the squad yearning for their defensive prowess. The stage is set for an exhilarating clash as Erik ten Hag's side faces the challenge head-on, aiming to solidify their position while fending off the relentless pursuit of Liverpool
We don't expect Erik Ten Hag to make any major changes to the starting XI.
Predicted Lineup: De Gea, Malacia, Shaw, Lindelof, Dalot, Casemiro, Sancho, Eriksen, Sabtizer, Fernandes, Rashford.
In order to break through the formidable defense of Manchester United, West Ham must exhibit their utmost skill and precision, leaving no room for error.
The Red Devils possess an attacking prowess that can easily accumulate the goals required to secure a resounding triumph in this encounter. As the game reaches its conclusion, all indications point towards Manchester United establishing a substantial lead, showcasing their dominance on the field.
Furthermore, we hold firm in our belief that Marcus Rashford, with his remarkable consistency and exceptional performances, will continue to shine brightly.