Manchester United vs West ham United: Manchester United’s Premier League hopes seem never diminishing as the Reds are all set to take on West Ham United in London on Matchday 20. Jose Mourinho’s men, who are unbeaten in their last 12 matches will look to continue their form into the new year and look to re-ignite their Premier League hopes. The Red Devils survived a scare in their last league encounter as they came from behind to score two dramatic goals in the dying stages to secure the three points against a gritty Middlesbrough outfit. With all the latest transfer market acquisitions in the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan and Mkhitaryan hitting stellar pieces of form, the Portuguese manager will look to continue his willing ways while he works on strengthening his squad in the winter transfer window. The Hammers had gone four games unbeaten, including three wins on the trot, before defeat to last season’s champions Leicester on the final day of 2016 halted their progression up the English Premier League table.
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Team News
Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly against West Ham as he heads to the African Nations Cup. Apart from the defender, Wayne Rooney is also likely in doubt for the clash in London owing to a thigh problem he had encountered earlier. Veteran Michael Carrick is expected to be started by Mourinho after missing the win over Middlesbrough with the likes of Zlatan, Pogba and Mkhitaryan also in the starting line-up. Also, centre-half Jones will be doubtful owing to a persistent knee injury with Smalling and Rojo the best options remaining for Mourinho at the back.
West Ham United
West Ham have a few minor injury concerns of their own with midfielder Mark Noble coming off against Leicester in their last match and is likely in doubt for the clash against United at home. Other players unavailable for the hammers include Sam Byram(ankle), Gokhan Tore (knee), Reece Oxford (ankle) and Simone Zaza (knee).
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Predicted Line-ups
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
De gea; Valencia, Rojo, Smalling, Darmian; Herrera Carrick; Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovic
West Ham United (4-5-1)
Randolph; Creswell, Ogbonna, Reid Nordveit; Payet, Lanzini, Ayew, Kouyete, Antonio, Carroll
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Match Details
Date: January 2, 2017
Kick-off: 5.15pm (10:45 PM IST)
Venue: London Stadium
Referee: Mike Dean
Manchester United vs West Ham United: TV Guide
The Premier League clash between Manchester United and West Ham United will be telecasted on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Ultra HD, BBC Radio, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra in the United Kingdom, NBC UNIVERSO NOW, NBC UNIVERSO, NBC Sports Live, SiriusXM FC,Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSN in the United States and Star Sports Select HD1 in India.
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Match Prediction
With both the teams enjoying good winning runs in recent times, the first encounter of the year would be a high-tension match to watch as United will strive to get back to at least a Champions League berth qualifying position in the Premier league table. Our prediction stands at a 2-0 win for United with Ibrahimovic getting his name on the scoresheet for the Red Devils.