Manchester United travel to Upton Park on Wednesday to take on West Ham as they close in on their 20th league title. A win here for the Red Devils would mean that Sir Alex Ferguson's side need only four points from their remaining five games to clinch the title, a feat which can be accomplished at the Emirates Stadium where they take on Arsenal next week.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.


West Ham have almost confirmed their stay in the Premier League next season after their 1-1 draw against Southampton this weekend. Liverpool loanee Andy Carroll equalised for the Hammers after Gaston Ramirez had put the Saints ahead. West Ham have been in good form going into the business end of the season, losing only one of their last five games in the league.

United and West Ham have already met three times this season, with the Red Devils winning the reverse fixture 1-0, while the Hammers managed to take their FA Cup fourth round game to a replay with a 2-2 draw at Upton Park but succumbed to yet another 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. A win here for West Ham will take them level on points with Swansea City, but behind on goal difference.

United returned to winning ways after their 2-1 loss to Manchester City with a convincing 2-0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Michael Carrick opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the fourth minute while Robin van Persie ended his 10-game goalless streak by converting a 67th minute penalty. A win here will close the gap on the Premier League title, but Ferguson will be disappointed at having not progressed in any other competitions beyond the quarter final stages.

A controversial red card in United's round-of-16 game against Real Madrid led them to crash out of the Champions League, before Chelsea knocked United out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday.

Manchester United players during training

Team Guide

West Ham United

Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D D W L W

Last Result: Southampton 1 - West Ham 1

Manchester United

Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W

Last Result: Stoke City 0 - Manchester United 2

Team News

Sam Allardyce is expected to start the same team that drew against Southampton, with Jack Collison the only likely addition to the West Ham midfield. George McCartney (hamstring) and Mark Noble (arm) are the only players out due to injury.

Probable Line-Up: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Collins, Tomkins, O'Brien; Jarvis, Diame, Nolan, Collison, Vaz Te; Carroll

Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to make a couple of changes to the squad that started against West Ham, with left-back Rafael and Jonny Evans expected to come into the side. Paul Scholes is back in full training after returning from a knee injury and may make the bench. Ashley Young(ankle) is not available for selection.

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani; Rooney, Van Persie