Manchester United host West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday, 27 November as the Red Devils look to get back to winning ways after three back to back draws at home. Meanwhile, West Ham have struggled to live up to expectations thus far this season and need a good run of results to get out of their dismal position in the table.
Where to Watch
Kick-off is set for 4:30pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day 2 on BBC One from 10:30pm GMT.
Jose Mourinho's men come into the game on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Feyenoord in the group stages of the Europa League, having failed to win in any of their last three home games in the league. Their last home game in the league was against Arsenal, where they took the lead through Juan Mata and were on the verge of taking three points before a towering header from Olivier on the final minute of the game, in what was Arsenal's first shot on target, saw them go back with only a point.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to the first eleven against the Hammers, having missed the game against Arsenal while serving a suspension, owing to an accumulation of cards. Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also start, having impressed against Feyenoord in midweek. However, much will depend on the outlook of Mourinho, who may choose to go with pace up front, which worked well against the Gunners last weekend.
West Ham will be missing Winston Reid for the fixture after the defender was sent off in the space of three minutes against Tottenham last weekend. The defender received a second yellow for mouthing off to the referee, where Spurs came back from being 2-1 down to win the game 3-2 owing to a late flurry by the north London club.
Mark Noble will be back in contention after serving his suspension, while the game will come a bit too soon for Andy Carroll, who has returned to training. The Londoners drew both home and away against the Red Devils last season and a point here would be a brilliant result for manager Slaven Bilic, who has had a torrid time thus far.
What Managers Say
Jose Mourinho: "He just needs now to try to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League. The Premier League is different. He needs one more step. Obviously now confidence levels are higher. This performance gives him the right to believe that he can play the next match again and he needs to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League, with more physicality, more aggression. We know that we were buying a player with a high level of technical quality, very intelligent, very bright, the way he reads the game."
Slaven Bilic: "I speak to the owners, mostly Mr Sullivan, regularly after every game and in between if something needs talking about. I feel supported...I'm not fearful. I feel pressure, of course, because we are not producing, we're not delivering and we don't have enough points to feel happy and to feel safe. But I see the improvement. Against Spurs I saw a team hungry and alive, the points were there for us in a difficult away game, so that's what I'm confident about."
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Manchester United win: 4/9
- Draw: 15/4
- West Ham win: 13/2
Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Pogba, Mkhitaryan; Ibrahimovic
West Ham United
Possible XI: Adrian; Kouyate, Collins, Ogbonna; Antonio, Obiang, Lanzini, Cresswell; Ayew, Payet; Sakho