David Moyes is masterminding an unexpected push for a top-four finish, which looked ever more likely following victory over Leeds, where his players certainly rode their luck, and this evening’s game offers another stern test of their credentials.
Manchester United, meanwhile, look almost certain to finish in the top four, with their win at table-topping Manchester City a huge help, but will also be aware of the threat of the Hammers, while games against both Leicester and Tottenham loom on the horizon.
Date, time and venue
Manchester United vs West Ham is scheduled for a 7.15pm GMT kick-off tonight – Sunday, March 14, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Old Trafford due to Government restrictions relating to coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning at 7pm, after the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are both doubts after missing the draw with AC Milan, while Anthony Martial was withdrawn at half-time with a groin issue.
However, his replacement, Amad Diallo, scored United’s only goal – his first for the club – so could may another Premier League appearance. Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba are not expected to return.
Jesse Lingard is ineligible to face his parent club, due to the terms of his loan deal, meaning Said Benrahma is expected to deputise.
Ryan Fredericks is a serious doubt, otherwise, it’s a case of as you were for West Ham.
Manchester United (4-3-3): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Matic; James, Fernandes, Greenwood
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
Prediction: Man United 1-0 West Ham
A tough task against AC Milan will have done Manchester United no favours ahead of the visit of Moyes’s well-drilled side.
Still, rather ironically, the absence of Lingard will play into their hands with deputy Benrahma struggling to have a similar impact.
Manchester United to edge a sternly-contested game.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Man United wins: 68
- Draws: 32
- West Ham wins: 45
- Last meeting: Man United 1-0 West Ham (FA Cup, February 2021)
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Man United: Evens
- Draw: 5/2
- West Ham: 7/2
- Both teams to score in first half: 7/2